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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood officially announces run for governor

By ShaCamree Gowdy| October 1, 2018 at 5:28 PM CDT - Updated October 3 at 11:50 AM

CHICKASAW COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has officially announced his run for governor.

Hood, a Democrat, made the announcement on Wednesday morning in front of the Chickasaw County courthouse, not far from his hometown of Houlka. He was introduced by his wife, Debbie, as a crowd of supporters stood behind him holding “Jim Hood” campaign signs.


Jim Hood jabs at Tate Reeves at Hobnob, says ‘drain the swamp in Legislature’

Luke Ramseth, Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 5:10 p.m. CT Nov. 1, 2018 | Updated 7:10 p.m. CT Nov. 1, 2018

Hobnob, the annual business and political get-together in Jackson, served Thursday as a last chance for U.S. Senate candidates to address a big crowd before next week's election. 

But the most fiery speech came from a candidate for Mississippi governor — which isn't on the ballot until next year. Democrat Jim Hood, the current attorney general, said despite the rosy picture the state's Republican leadership paints, Mississippi's economy, its number of jobs and employment rate, and its salaries, lag behind neighboring states and the rest of the nation. 


Hood touts Medicaid expansion, takes jabs at Reeves and GOP tax breaks in gubernatorial kickoff

By Adam Ganucheau October 3, 2018

“It’s time for Mississippi to pull together,” Attorney General Jim Hood said Oct. 3 in announcing his campaign for Governor in his hometown of Houston.

HOUSTON – Attorney General Jim Hood, standing on the steps of the courthouse in his hometown on Wednesday, officially announced his campaign for governor.

Flanked by several local officials and state legislators, Hood, the only statewide elected Democrat in Mississippi, focused on the importance of a new realm of leadership in Mississippi.

“It’s time for Mississippi to pull together,” Hood said. “It’s time for this partisan, petty politics to stop. It’s time for us to protect our values and create a future for our kids so they can stay here and build a Mississippi that works for everyone.”


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