GOP Women Host Candidates

State treasurer candidate Tate Reeves has picked up an endorsement from a rival in the republican primary. State Rep. Andrew Ketchings said he and reeves share the same conservative vision of how Mississippi's money should be handled. Reeves, who is a banker, faces Wayne Burkes in the August 26 primary runoff.

"We have built an organization at the ground level that's never been seen in Mississippi politics beneath the Lt. Gov.'s race," Reeves said. "And that is what I am so proud of. All the many friends and family members and people all across the state who really want to elect a conservative to the office of state treasurer."

Reeves and his opponent were guests of the Lauderdale republican women Thursday in Meridian. Democrats also have a runoff for state treasurer Tuesday between Gary Anderson and Sen. Rob Smith.

Also on hand was Max Phillips, a GOP candidate for agriculture secretary. He faces Roger Crowder in the runoff August 26. Crowder led the voting in a four candidate field August 5.