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.
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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