Important Races Abound

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Mississippi's elections on Nov. 4 are not just about Gov. Ronnie Musgrove and Republican Haley Barbour. The race for the Mississippi governor's mansion might be the one with the highest-profile, but voters Tuesday will be making decisions on lots of other races, too.

Voters will choose a winner in the bitter contest between Republican Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Blackmon.

Republican Scott Newton and Democrat Jim Hood will face off for the attorney general position.

Democrat Gary Anderson goes head to head with Republican Tate Reeves in the state treasurer's race.

Voters will fill all 122 seats in the state House and all 52 in the state Senate. They'll also weigh in on a constitutional amendment to restructure the state College Board.

Blackmon and Anderson are trying to become the first black candidates to win statewide office in Mississippi since Reconstruction.

To win any statewide office in Mississippi, a candidate needs to capture a majority of the popular vote and a majority of the state House districts.


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