Reeves still outspending Hood in Mississippi governor race

Tates Reeves and Jim Hood

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has spent more than twice as much as Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the open race for Mississippi governor.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 4:56 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2019 1:23 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has spent more than twice as much as Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in the open race for Mississippi governor.

Candidates' deadline to file periodic campaign finance reports was Tuesday, a week before the state's Nov. 5 election. The reports show money raised and spent through Oct. 26.

Reeves has spent more than $10.8 million this year, and he had nearly $2.2 million left in his campaign accounts.

Hood has spent more than $5.2 million this year, and he had nearly $567,000 remaining.

They face two candidates who are running low-budget campaigns.

David Singletary, an independent who's running on a platform of legalizing medical marijuana, reported raising $2,105 and spending $29,395 this year, with no cash remaining.

The Constitution Party's Bob Hickingbottom reported raising $19,385 and spending $18,617, with $768 remaining.

The winner will succeed Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who was banned by state law from seeking a third term.

Mississippi Strong, a political action committee backed by the Republican Governors Association, has spent more than $1.6 million this year to support Reeves. The Democratic Governors Association has spent nearly $2.4 million this year to support Hood.

Reeves has contributed $300,000 to his own campaign.

Among the donations to Reeves' campaign this year are $35,000 from the Mississippi Manufacturers Association PAC; $30,000 from U.S. Medical Management of Troy, Michigan, a home-based health services company; $25,000 from Bully Bloc , a Mississippi State University alumni PAC led by lobbyist Camp Murphy; and $25,000 from Third Lake Capital, an investment business based in Tampa, Florida.

Donations to Hood's campaign this year include $50,000 from the Washington-based International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC; $50,000 from the National Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education; $50,000 from Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2011; and $35,000 from Jim Barksdale , a former Netscape CEO who now manages a family investment company based in Ridgeland.

Hood and Reeves are among the candidates scheduled to speak Thursday in Jackson at Hobnob, an informal gathering of business people hosted by the state chamber of commerce, Mississippi Economic Council.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 93556

Reported Deaths: 2810
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds6974155
DeSoto541155
Harrison373272
Jackson338867
Madison320886
Rankin319075
Lee260667
Jones242078
Forrest239070
Washington217971
Lafayette208439
Lauderdale1999124
Bolivar179465
Oktibbeha175050
Lamar163134
Neshoba1536103
Panola144027
Sunflower141744
Lowndes139957
Warren138150
Leflore136980
Pontotoc123416
Pike121248
Monroe118865
Scott116425
Copiah116233
Coahoma112327
Holmes109258
Marshall107615
Lincoln106753
Grenada106135
Yazoo103829
Simpson101143
Union97824
Tate95137
Leake93937
Adams91936
Wayne87721
Pearl River86550
Marion84133
Prentiss81117
Covington80522
Alcorn77311
Itawamba76221
Newton75723
Tallahatchie75418
George74913
Winston72419
Tishomingo65837
Chickasaw65524
Tippah64216
Attala64125
Walthall59325
Clay57817
Hancock56121
Jasper55415
Noxubee54315
Clarke53539
Smith52314
Calhoun50612
Tunica47913
Montgomery45520
Claiborne45216
Lawrence42512
Yalobusha41714
Perry40718
Quitman3745
Humphreys37315
Stone35511
Greene34517
Webster33113
Jefferson Davis32511
Carroll31212
Amite31110
Wilkinson30217
Kemper28615
Sharkey26312
Jefferson2429
Benton2191
Franklin1893
Choctaw1795
Issaquena1033
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 131405

Reported Deaths: 2292
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson19015337
Mobile13066289
Montgomery8674173
Madison758375
Tuscaloosa7240114
Lee571359
Shelby568450
Baldwin506149
Marshall383543
Etowah335547
Calhoun333839
Morgan319726
Houston270822
Elmore254947
DeKalb235519
St. Clair223435
Walker222680
Talladega206926
Limestone199519
Cullman184517
Dallas174826
Franklin174328
Russell17132
Autauga169024
Lauderdale164633
Colbert160626
Escambia156225
Blount155114
Jackson150611
Chilton148527
Dale133043
Covington130927
Coffee12778
Pike11559
Tallapoosa113683
Chambers113042
Clarke104917
Marion94228
Butler90938
Barbour8357
Winston70912
Marengo69919
Lowndes64827
Pickens63514
Bibb63210
Hale61528
Randolph60812
Bullock58714
Lawrence58520
Monroe5758
Geneva5724
Cherokee56516
Washington54613
Clay5427
Perry5376
Wilcox53111
Conecuh52311
Crenshaw52331
Macon47720
Henry4724
Fayette4219
Sumter41819
Lamar3462
Choctaw34512
Cleburne3236
Greene30015
Coosa1643
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