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."