Harper endorses Reeves in governor's race

Published: Jan. 10, 2019 at 3:34 PM CST
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Former Mississippi congressman, Gregg Harper, is giving his support to Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in the governor's race.

The Reeves campaign described Harper as a grassroots conservative and welcomed his endorsement Thursday.

"Tate Reeves is a conservative fighter who will stand up for Mississippi values," said Harper. "Tate grew up and raises his family here in Rankin County. He has a strong record of cutting taxes and getting government out of the way so Mississippi's economy can grow. I strongly support him for governor."

“As a fellow conservative from Rankin County, I am honored to have earned the support of my friend Congressman Gregg Harper,” said Reeves. “Gregg fought for Mississippians in Washington, and he knows I will stand with President Trump and fight for all Mississippians here at home.”

Reeves was elected lieutenant governor in the 2011 and 2015 elections. Before that, he served two terms as Mississippi's state treasurer.

The only other Republican in the race so far is state Rep. Robert Foster.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, is also running.