Attorney General candidate Andy Taggart media tour on the Coast

Andy Taggart announced his candidacy for Mississippi attorney general and kicked off his media tour on the Coast today.

Taggart will run against State Representative Mark Baker and Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch in the Republican primary. Current Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is stepping down to run for governor.

Taggart served as chief of staff for former Governor Kirk Fordice. He tells News 25 his experience stands out from his opponents. “I’m really convinced that we need leaders that are as passionate about Mississippi’s future as some people are about our past. But also, I think the attorney general ought to be the state’s lawyer, not just the chief law enforcement officer but the chief lawyer and that means a practicing lawyer and a courtroom advocate and I’ve made my whole career doing that.”

Party primaries take place August 6th and the general election is November 5th.

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