State Election Roundup

Governor Phil Bryant prepares for a second term after winning the 2015 race for governor with 67 percent. He’s not the only one with something to celebrate. Many other members of the Republican Party were re-elected as well.
After spending nearly $2.7 million on a campaign, Phil Bryant secures another 4 years as the governor of Mississippi. Bryant won the 2015 race for governor with 67 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Robert Gray and the Reform Party’s Shawn O’Hara. “You know those out there who think Mississippi is the last and that we’re never good enough,” said Bryant, “We’re never fast enough, my how things are changing.”
During his second term, Bryant plans to focus on reading skills in early grades and charter schools. “As long as I am governor, we will do all in our power of the good Lord’s might to make sure no child takes that first step into darkness,” said Bryant.
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves will serve another term alongside Governor Bryant, after winning 61 percent of the vote. He expressed his excitement for another chance to meet the many demands of conservatives, such as a balanced budget, a responsible fiscal policy and more. “Conservatives want education spending in the classroom. Phil Bryant’s team has improved teacher pay, hired reading coaches and invested in policies that work.”
Many other members of the Republican Party were re-elected as well, including Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and State Auditor Stacey E. Pickering.
“My everlasting desire, is to make you proud of us, not us, not all of us, we hope you will be, but proud of Mississippi,” said Bryant.
As election results are finalized over the next few days, the Republican Party pushes toward a supermajority in the Mississippi House.

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