Candidates for Governor Decide on Live Televised Debate Date

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It’s official. Democrat Jim Hood and republican Tate Reeves have agreed on at least one televised debate before they face off on the November 5 ballot to be Mississippi’s next governor.

Second-term republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and fourth-term democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the November 5 general election, but so far, the two candidates have only agreed on one date – October 10 in front of a live audience at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The debate will be carried on statewide tv.

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Reeves said last week he had accepted invitations for debates on September 25 in Jackson and on October 10 in Hattiesburg.

Hood said in august he wants to debate in the northern, central and southern parts of the state. On Monday, Hood said he had accepted three invitations – the one on October 10 in Hattiesburg, on October 17 in Tupelo and on October 29 in Jackson.

Two other candidates will be on the ballot for governor-the constitution party’s Bob Hickingbottom and independent David Singletary, who are both running low-budget campaigns.



The winner of the race will replace two-term governor Phil Bryant who is limited by law to only serve two terms as Mississippi governor.