TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jim Hood doesn’t feel the president’s visit to Tupelo will hurt his chances in next week’s election.
Hood spoke with the media in Tupelo Friday afternoon in which he responded to questions about President Trump’s visit and any possible impacts the visit may have on the race to becomes governor.
His opponent, Republican Tate Reeves, is expected to attend the president’s 7 p.m. rally Friday at the BancorpSouth Arena.
In the October 2019 Mason-Dixon Poll, it read that the president could be the deciding factor in the election and said 46 percent of likely statewide voters support Reeves and 43 percent support Hood.
Hood dispelled that poll, saying the poll is a Republican outfit.
Hood said he welcomes the president to Mississippi and is glad the president is seeing north Mississippi.
“I’m running this race on a statewide basis and I think most people have made their minds up. Can’t do anything about the swamp in Washington, but I can here, the one Tate Reeves has created through campaign contributions, raising $14 million, selling us out in the process.”
As for a deciding factor, Hood said people vote for who they like and will choose the candidate who follows through on their campaign promises.
Editor's Note: You can watch the entire interview with Hood in the video player above.