PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Two likely candidates for Mississippi governor in 2019 are exchanging verbal jabs at one of the state's biggest annual gatherings.
Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke Wednesday at the Neshoba County Fair.
Tate Reeves | Photo: Tate Reeves/Facebook
Hood says lawsuits filed by his office have brought millions of dollars into the state — "enough to pave somebody's driveway."
The director of the state transportation department recently said there was political pressure to develop a $2 million frontage road to two gated subdivisions in the Jackson suburb of Flowood.
Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves lives in one of the subdivisions. Reeves says Wednesday that "Democrats and their liberal allies" are pushing reports about the road. Reeves also says Hood is working with Nancy Pelosi to turn Mississippi to Democrats.
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