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REPORT: Waller will not endorse Reeves for governor

(l-r) Jim Hood, Tate Reeves, Bill Waller Jr.

Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Junior said he will not endorse anyone for governor in the November general election.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 4:53 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Junior said he will not endorse anyone for governor in the November general election.

That word came in a text message to the online news outlet Mississippi Today.  

The lack of an endorsement may be significant for Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, who defeated Waller in the GOP runoff earlier this month.

Waller forced Reeves into the August 27 runoff and forced him to spend a lot of money that could have been spent on the general election campaign against Attorney General Jim Hood, the Democratic nominee.

Democrats see Hood as the party's best chance in years to win the governor's race, and the hope was that Republicans would come together after the primary to support the party's nominee.

State Representative Robert Foster of DeSoto County endorsed Reeves last week after finishing third in the August 6 primary.

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