Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will run for LT. Governor

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Mississippi’s third-term Republican secretary of state says he’s running for lieutenant governor.

Delbert Hosemann is announcing his candidacy at events around the state, including one today in the Jackson suburb of Richland.

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The 71-year-old is an attorney who grew up in Vicksburg and lives in Jackson. The current lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, cannot seek a third term. He is running for governor.

The lieutenant governor presides over the state Senate, appoints Senate committee leaders, and has great influence over which bills become law.

March 1st is candidates’ qualifying deadline in Mississippi.  Party primaries are in August and the general election is in November.