Candidates for governor talk about upcoming election

The two nominees who will be face-off for governor on November 5 began to talk about what is to come after the runoff election came to an end on Tuesday.

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 10:33 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The two nominees who will be face-off for governor on November 5 began to talk about what is to come after the runoff election came to an end on Tuesday.

Republican nominee Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves won the runoff over Bill Waller Jr. and now has his sights set on the general election.

"The national liberals have drawn a line in the sand,” said Reeves. “They are on one side with their candidate Jim Hood. The conservatives are on the other side and after tonight you are standing with me."

Democratic nominee Attorney General Jim Hood spoke with WTVA in Oxford on Wednesday about the runoff.

"He got 53-54 percent,” said Hood. “I think a lot of Judge Wallers voters are going to come over to us for this election."

Reeves, in his victory speech, went on the offensive against Hood.

"Jim hood will tell you that welfare and Washington are the only things we need to make everybody happy,” Reeves exclaimed.

Hood talked about Reeves connection to money that has been leaving the state.

"The reason we don't have the money to fix the roads and bridge is because they gave it all away,” said Hood. “Tate Reeves and his minions have given away around 768 million-dollars that's three quarters of a billion dollars."

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 14372

Reported Deaths: 693
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Lauderdale69957
Madison68721
Scott62310
Neshoba56534
Jones52519
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DeSoto4936
Leake39512
Rankin3736
Holmes37324
Jackson30013
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Monroe25324
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Newton2504
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Pike20211
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Washington1636
Warren1587
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Wayne1480
Jasper1483
Covington1411
Clarke13517
Smith13311
Kemper13110
Chickasaw12812
Lafayette1254
Lee1175
Carroll11410
Coahoma1133
Marion1129
Winston1051
Clay1043
Lawrence991
Simpson930
Hancock8711
Yalobusha855
Wilkinson859
Itawamba857
Grenada823
Montgomery811
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Union785
Marshall763
Jefferson Davis752
Tippah7111
Tate691
Panola643
Claiborne642
Calhoun614
Webster591
Amite561
Humphreys537
Tunica523
Walthall510
Perry492
Prentiss413
Jefferson400
Choctaw352
Stone300
Pontotoc283
Franklin272
Tishomingo260
Quitman250
Tallahatchie251
George201
Benton140
Alcorn141
Greene111
Sharkey70
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 16310

Reported Deaths: 590
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Mobile2085112
Jefferson167397
Montgomery144634
Marshall6609
Tuscaloosa63212
Lee52632
Franklin4986
Shelby47019
Tallapoosa41063
Butler39113
Chambers34024
Madison3154
Elmore3007
Baldwin2829
Walker2821
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Etowah24011
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Coffee2191
Lowndes21610
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Houston1854
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Pike1730
Colbert1612
Calhoun1523
Marengo1506
Choctaw1487
Russell1480
Lauderdale1452
Hale1416
Wilcox1327
Barbour1301
Clarke1282
Randolph1247
Marion11711
St. Clair1081
Pickens964
Dale960
Talladega963
Chilton931
Greene914
Cullman880
Limestone860
Winston770
Covington751
Jackson742
Bibb711
Henry702
Macon672
Crenshaw662
Washington656
Blount531
Escambia483
Lawrence460
Geneva400
Perry360
Conecuh351
Coosa341
Monroe342
Cherokee332
Clay272
Lamar210
Cleburne131
Fayette130
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