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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.

Cases: 497790

Reported Deaths: 9917
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34102530
DeSoto31839398
Hinds31837622
Jackson24314377
Rankin21881388
Lee15427234
Madison14525279
Jones13772241
Forrest13412250
Lauderdale11937314
Lowndes10934185
Lamar10470135
Pearl River9431237
Lafayette8454138
Hancock7697126
Washington7365156
Oktibbeha7111129
Monroe6727174
Warren6642176
Pontotoc6609101
Neshoba6606205
Panola6460131
Marshall6386132
Bolivar6266145
Union596094
Pike5784152
Alcorn5633101
Lincoln5417134
George491879
Scott470998
Tippah465381
Prentiss464181
Leflore4627143
Itawamba4596104
Adams4570119
Tate4546109
Copiah445191
Simpson4421116
Wayne438572
Yazoo438586
Covington427394
Marion4216107
Sunflower4215104
Coahoma4115104
Leake407787
Newton380879
Grenada3692108
Stone358464
Tishomingo356391
Attala330289
Jasper328265
Winston313191
Clay306375
Chickasaw296767
Clarke290694
Calhoun277945
Holmes266987
Smith262550
Yalobusha232647
Tallahatchie225251
Walthall217763
Greene215548
Lawrence211140
Perry204755
Amite203954
Webster201645
Noxubee185340
Montgomery179056
Jefferson Davis170642
Carroll167438
Tunica158639
Benton147438
Kemper141241
Choctaw133026
Claiborne131237
Humphreys129038
Franklin119128
Quitman106227
Wilkinson104539
Jefferson94234
Sharkey64020
Issaquena1937
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 813481

Reported Deaths: 15179
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1139971910
Mobile722271323
Madison51970686
Shelby37279341
Baldwin37069540
Tuscaloosa34934599
Montgomery33953725
Lee23142240
Calhoun22142470
Morgan20639372
Etowah19758496
Marshall18245300
Houston17302405
St. Clair15912337
Cullman15306290
Limestone15202198
Elmore15075284
Lauderdale14143294
Talladega13715272
DeKalb12569259
Walker11085366
Blount10094174
Autauga9893146
Jackson9789180
Coffee9182189
Dale8859181
Colbert8789200
Tallapoosa7044195
Escambia6732127
Covington6682179
Chilton6587160
Russell625958
Franklin5930105
Chambers5559142
Marion4955126
Dallas4882199
Clarke472782
Pike4719105
Geneva4564126
Winston4473101
Lawrence4264117
Bibb421686
Barbour355475
Marengo334089
Monroe330262
Randolph327063
Butler324794
Pickens313882
Henry310965
Hale309187
Cherokee299957
Fayette290679
Washington250951
Cleburne246958
Crenshaw243575
Clay240367
Macon230562
Lamar215846
Conecuh185652
Coosa178538
Lowndes173761
Wilcox167438
Bullock151744
Perry138040
Sumter131038
Greene125544
Choctaw86927
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