Mississippi candidates seek cash as deadline approaches

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Candidates for Mississippi governor are asking supporters for cash as another campaign finance reporting deadline approaches.

Two former governors, William Winter and Ray Mabus, are putting their names on fundraising letters for fellow Democrat Jim Hood. The fourth-term attorney general is one of nine Democrats seeking the party nomination for the state's highest office.

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released this week an online ad focusing on his family.

The two other Republicans in the governor's race, former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr., and state Rep. Robert Foster, are traveling the state.

Candidates have a fundraising deadline Tuesday, and reports are due by May 10.

Party primaries are Aug. 6, and the general election is Nov. 5.