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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:55 AM

Republican Lt. Gov. Reeves wins Mississippi governor's race

Source: Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) ó Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat to run for the position in more than a decade.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns.

Reeves will succeed Gov. Phil Bryant, who is limited by state law to two terms.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both traveled to Mississippi in recent days to campaign for Reeves, who is completing his second term as lieutenant governor after serving two terms as the elected state treasurer.

Read more: https://apnews.com/b6ef832852a84707b40e0f7826c9729a

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Reply Republican Lt. Gov. Reeves wins Mississippi governor's race (Original post)
Polybius Nov 2019 OP
redstateblues Nov 2019 #1
mysteryowl Nov 2019 #2
rpannier Nov 2019 #4
moose65 Nov 2019 #7
mysteryowl Nov 2019 #8
Polybius Nov 2019 #11
moose65 Nov 2019 #13
Scruffy1 Nov 2019 #12
Maxheader Nov 2019 #9
mysteryowl Nov 2019 #10
LovingA2andMI Nov 2019 #3
Jake Stern Nov 2019 #5
louseb Nov 2019 #6

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 12:57 AM

1. No surprise

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:09 AM

2. According to the Internet, Mississippi is the most racist state in the US.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:38 AM

4. They are 49th or 50th in education

Today it showed

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:07 AM

7. I feel sorry for liberals in Mississippi

And there ARE some there. Mississippi has the largest percentage of African-Americans of any state in the country, but the stateís sordid history and voter suppression efforts keep the state from making any progress. Itís really sad. I hate to write off an entire state, but whatís the solution?

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Response to moose65 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:44 AM

8. Activism, education, empowerment and leadership will move this situation.

Looks like Mississippi needs some outside assistance in helping the constituents to get active. I mean really, white people govern this state that is majority African-American. WTF! Sounds like this state is stuck back in time with slavery.

Time to wake up Mississippi !!!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:42 AM

11. Mississippi is not majority African American

It is 59.1% white, 35.6% black, and the rest make up Asian, Native American, and other races.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:55 PM

13. It's not majority African-American

But it has the highest percentage of African-Americans of any state. Actually I just looked it up on the Census Bureau's site. The estimate for 2018 was 37.8% black, 56.5% white, 5.7% for all others (Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, etc.) If there wasn't such a history of suppression and intimidation, Mississippi would probably be a blue state. The old boys in charge are probably terrified by that large minority population.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:46 AM

12. Having spent a lot of time in Mississippi I disagree.

Yes, there is some racism, like everywhere, but I don't think it's as racist as some states in the north. The African American population is concentrated in the Delta and Jacksonville areas which are heavily Democratic. In my opinion its more about maintaining the local power structure, particularly cronyism. The most racist place I have lived was in northern Wisconsin. It was the poorest county in the state and didn't even have a Democratic party. Sean Duffy territory. Everything was corrupt and still is.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:58 AM

9. They used to be in the top 10 states...



for hate groups...google that and be suprised....

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 10:09 AM

10. Sounds like Mississippi residents need outside help to turn their state around.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:19 AM

3. And this is the closest Mississippi has came in DECADES

In a Governor's Race, after Drump "visited" there. Let's look at that result which is GOOD for Mississippi.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:51 AM

5. Reeves won by just under 6 points in a state that Trump carried by damn near 18 points

Totally agree that is GREAT for Mississippi.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:52 AM

6. 52 - 47 is not bad

GOP predecessor Bryant won by landslide 61-39 and his re-election at 66-32

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