Two candidates for governor agree to second debate

Jim Hood and Tate Reeves

The two major-party nominees for Mississippi governor have agreed to a second debate.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 5:47 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party nominees for Mississippi governor have agreed to a second debate.

Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday that he has accepted an invitation for Oct. 14 at WCBI in Columbus. Republican Tate Reeves accepted the invitation last month.

That debate in Columbus happens four days after their first one, which is set for Thursday on the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg. It's being produced by WJTV/WHLT-TV and will air locally at 7 pm on WTVA.

Constitution Party candidate Bob Hickingbottom and independent candidate David Singletary are running low-budget campaigns for governor. The general election is Nov. 5.

State law prohibits the current governor, Republican Phil Bryant, from seeking a third term.

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