Candidates Eye Next Step

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

There were no surprises in the race for Mississippi governor. Democrat incumbent Ronnie Musgrove and Republican candidate
Haley Barbour easily won their parties' nomination, setting up what political observers say will be a tight, rough-and tumble battle.
There were no surprises in the race for Mississippi governor. Democrat incumbent Ronnie Musgrove and Republican candidate Haley Barbour easily won their parties' nomination; setting up what political observers say will be a tight, rough-and tumble battle.

In the race for lieutenant governor, Sen. Barbara Blackmon emerged as the Democratic nominee and will face Republican incumbent Amy Tuck in the general election. It's the first statewide race in the history of the state between female candidates.

The race to replace long-time state treasurer Marshall Bennett has been the most competitive by far, resulting in runoffs in both the Democrat and Republican races.

Former state fiscal officer Gary Anderson and Sen. Rob Smith will face off for the Democratic nomination. Former Transportation Commissioner Wayne Burkes will face banker Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination.

A runoff is also likely for the Republican nomination for the post of Agriculture Commissioner, between Roger Crowder and Max Phillips.

Runoff elections will be held in three weeks on Aug. 26.

In the race for lieutenant governor, Sen. Barbara Blackmon emerged as the Democratic nominee and will face Republican incumbent Amy Tuck in the general election. It's the first statewide race in the history of the state between female candidates.

The race to replace long-time state treasurer Marshall Bennett has been the most competitive by far, resulting in runoffs in both the
Democrat and Republican races.

Former state fiscal officer Gary Anderson and Sen. Rob Smith will face off for the Democratic nomination. Former Transportation Commissioner Wayne Burkes will face banker Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination.

A runoff is also likely for the Republican nomination for the post of Agriculture Commissioner, between Roger Crowder and Max Phillips.

Runoff elections will be held in three weeks on Aug. 26.


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