Hood, Reeves deliberate over debate options

The two leading candidates for governor have accepted invitations to debate before the November 5 election, but at the moment, only one invitation has been accepted by both candidates.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 12:17 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 9:41 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The two leading candidates for governor have accepted invitations to debate before the November 5 election, but at the moment, only one invitation has been accepted by both candidates.

That one is October 10 before a live audience at the University of Southern Mississippi hosted by WJTV.

Jim Hood (l) and Tate Reeves

Last week, Republican Tate Reeves announced he had agreed to take part in two debates by WJTV — one September 25 in Jackson, the other at USM.

On Monday, Democrat Jim Hood revealed the three debate invitations he had accepted — the one at Southern Miss, an October 17 debate at WTVA and a debate hosted by WLBT in Jackson one week before the election.

The Reeves campaign has not yet ruled out appearing at the WTVA debate.

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