Reeves, Hood have most in campaign coffers

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - 5:48 p.m.

A new finance report shows Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood has nearly $1.2 million to spend running for Mississippi governor.

Hood has raised the most money among the nine Democrats seeking the party nomination.

But, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is outpacing Hood in fundraising for the governor's race, with $6.7 million in his campaign fund.

One of Reeves' Republican primary opponents is Bill Waller, Jr., who retired early this year as chief justice of the Supreme Court and then started raising money to run for governor. Waller collected nearly $583,000 in March and April.

Republican state Rep. Robert Foster has nearly $19,000 in his campaign fund for governor.

Party primaries are in August, and the general election is in November.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is serving out his second and final term.