Candidates "Hobnob" in Jackson

By: Mike McDaniel
By: Mike McDaniel

With this year's event falling just before election day, it was a great chance to hear from candidate in some of the most hotly contested races.

As the clock ticks down to election day candidates for two of the state's top jobs were given ten minutes to appeal to voters as campaigns wind down with Tuesday's election just days away.

"We're going to be all over the state of Mississippi," says Republican candidate of Governor Phil Bryant.

"Everybody tells me we're the underdog," says Democratic nominee Johnny DuPree, "so if we're the underdog, we got to act like it."

Both gubernatorial candidates have stayed away from attacking each other, but it's a different story in the race for Attorney General with incumbent Democrat Jim Hood and his challenger, Republican Steve Simpson.

Attack ads are on television and Simpson is publicly slamming Hood for not agreeing to a debate and/or joining the fight on "Obamacare."

"You're going to be standing right where I'm standing Jim," said Simpson Wednesday. "I know you're here. Tell these people."

Despite running attack ads, Hood says he's running on his record.

"We've gone so much in the areas of domestic violence, cyber crime, protecting our children, protecting our elderly," says Hood, "and those are the issues I came here to talk about today."


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