Attorney General GOP candidates talk about their campaigns

The race to become Mississippi's attorney general is underway.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 10:42 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 9:40 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The race to become Mississippi's attorney general is underway and there are three major Republican candidates on the ballot.

Attorney and author Andy Taggart is running after a devastating story pushed him to want to make a change in the community.

"My wife and I suffered a front line casualty where we lost our son from suicide after battling drug wars for over a year," he said. "I am convinced that the crusade we are fighting against drugs requires somebody to help the system acknowledge there is a difference between predators and victims in the drug war."

State lawmaker Mark Baker said he believes to be the perfect person to represent all that Mississippi stands for.

"I am running because for too long this office has ignored the interest of Mississippians," Baker said. "It comes down to the three C's which are crime, collusion and conservatism. Something needs to be done, and the Office of Attorney General should be the one to do it."

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch said she has years of experience and is ready to take action.

"Whether it is taking care of our law enforcement and our first responders, we need to be tough on crime," she said. "But we all have to work together, and as your attorney general, I will rally everyone to end that."

There is a fourth candidate running in this election: Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins.

The final election will take place on Nov. 5.

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