Trump Qualifies for March 10 Primary Ballot in Mississippi

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, left, jokes about the check that he will present Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Lucien Smith, center, as part of the ballot access documents he will present on behalf of President Donald J. Trump's campaign, thus enabling him to appear on the party ballot this November, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed paperwork for him to appear on the March 10 Republican primary ballot in Mississippi.

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The qualifying papers and a $2,500 check were filed Monday at the state Republican headquarters by Gov.-elect Tate Reeves. He was accompanied by Gov. Phil Bryant, a fellow Republican. The two are co-chairman of Trump’s campaign in Mississippi.

Reeves, who will be inaugurated as governor Jan. 14, said Trump has led with economic growth and tax cuts.

“As we talk about all of his accomplishments in the last three years, what we find is that many of his policy initiatives are similar to the ones that Gov. Bryant has led us on, here in Mississippi,” Reeves said.

Mississippi Republican Party chairman Lucien Smith said Trump is the only Republican presidential candidate to file qualifying papers so far. Jan. 15 is the deadline for presidential candidates to file for the Mississippi primary ballot.