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Reeves holds $5M, Hood $900K in Mississippi governor's race

(L-R): Jim Hood, Tate Reeves

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves continues to outraise and outspend all other candidates in the Mississippi governor's race, with Attorney General Jim Hood raising and spending the most among Democrats in the race for the state's top job.

Posted: Jul 30, 2019 10:17 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2019 10:18 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves continues to outraise and outspend all other candidates in the Mississippi governor's race, with Attorney General Jim Hood raising and spending the most among Democrats in the race for the state's top job.

Party primaries are Aug. 6 for statewide, regional, legislative and county offices.

Candidates for several offices are speaking Wednesday and Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair outside Philadelphia. It's one of the biggest political gatherings of the year, with some campaigns bringing busloads of supporters to wave signs, cheer their own candidate and jeer the opponents.

Candidates who face primary opponents filed campaign finance reports Tuesday showing how much they have raised and spent this year. Those without primaries were not required to file reports.

Reeves reports raising about $5 million this year, and he has roughly that much cash remaining in his three campaign funds. The reports filed Tuesday show that Reeves collected more than $364,000 July 1-27, and his campaign transferred $1 million from one of his funds to another.

Reeves faces former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. and state Rep. Robert Foster.

Waller, who's trying to force Reeves into a runoff for the party nomination, has raised $1.2 million this year and has spent $1.1 million. He reported $117,501 cash on hand.

Foster has raised about $179,400 and spent about $176,000 this year and reports $15,634 cash on hand.

Hood has raised $1.6 million and spent $1.1 million this year and reports just over $902,000 cash on hand.

Hood faces seven candidates in the Democratic primary, including Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, who reports $1,511 cash on hand. Finance reports were not immediately available for other Democrats, including Velesha P. Williams, a retired Jackson State University administrator.

If runoffs are needed in the primaries, they will be Aug. 27. The general election is Nov. 5.

The current governor, Republican Phil Bryant, could not seek a third term.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 514171

Reported Deaths: 10285
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34920557
DeSoto33270432
Hinds32652642
Jackson24876391
Rankin22516404
Lee16366245
Madison14932283
Jones14129247
Forrest13785260
Lauderdale12279324
Lowndes11314193
Lamar10663140
Pearl River9720244
Lafayette8855143
Hancock7839132
Washington7553169
Oktibbeha7216138
Monroe7036179
Pontotoc7003109
Warren6872178
Panola6768135
Neshoba6732210
Marshall6686142
Bolivar6451151
Union640898
Pike5933156
Alcorn5887107
Lincoln5533136
George510380
Prentiss505385
Tippah492783
Itawamba4857107
Scott478199
Adams4771125
Tate4765117
Leflore4736144
Copiah457095
Yazoo456692
Simpson4554117
Wayne443172
Covington434695
Sunflower4315106
Marion4279112
Coahoma4238109
Leake414090
Newton395782
Tishomingo384894
Grenada3777109
Stone365766
Jasper340866
Attala338790
Winston317892
Chickasaw316167
Clay312578
Clarke301295
Calhoun285949
Holmes271889
Smith269452
Yalobusha244247
Tallahatchie232053
Greene224749
Walthall221866
Lawrence219141
Perry213456
Amite209857
Webster206248
Noxubee188743
Montgomery181857
Carroll174941
Jefferson Davis173843
Tunica163339
Benton153139
Kemper145041
Choctaw136727
Claiborne134439
Humphreys132139
Franklin126029
Quitman107628
Wilkinson106139
Jefferson96934
Sharkey65321
Issaquena1957
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 845761

Reported Deaths: 16119
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1161862004
Mobile742411381
Madison53315732
Shelby38351369
Baldwin38104589
Tuscaloosa36052641
Montgomery34492781
Lee25590263
Calhoun22598518
Morgan22459406
Etowah20026518
Marshall18790316
Houston17741425
St. Clair16904358
Limestone16153219
Cullman16067303
Elmore15912294
Lauderdale14991306
Talladega14209299
DeKalb12985269
Walker12067380
Blount10729192
Autauga10526157
Jackson10170194
Coffee9425192
Colbert9341208
Dale9024192
Tallapoosa7273201
Russell708865
Chilton7042170
Escambia6956143
Covington6943195
Franklin6338108
Chambers5785142
Marion5413130
Dallas5295209
Pike5123109
Clarke484886
Lawrence4831129
Winston4780110
Geneva4643136
Bibb434594
Barbour369980
Butler3439100
Marengo342393
Monroe337466
Randolph334867
Pickens333988
Fayette330085
Henry320766
Hale318489
Cherokee318363
Crenshaw260777
Washington256952
Cleburne254560
Lamar251953
Clay251169
Macon245064
Conecuh193162
Coosa185547
Lowndes178268
Wilcox177638
Bullock152545
Perry141840
Sumter139241
Greene130245
Choctaw93228
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