2019 Primary Election Aftermath…

See the source imageMain Headline Rundown:

  • Reeves to face Waller in a GOP Governor runoff on August 27
  • Hood avoids Democrat Governor runoff
  • Hosemann above 85%, will face Hughes for Lt. Governor
  • McRae defeats Clarke for Treasurer
  • Watson bests Britton for GOP SOS nomination
  • Fitch in runoff with Taggart for GOP AG nomination
  • MS House upsets: Speaker Pro Tem Snowden, Chairman Smith lose re-election bids
  • State Senate races see upsets
  • Stamps, Benford in Central PSC Democrat runoff
  • Bailey defeats Lott for Central PSC GOP nomination
  • Republican Maxwell, Democrat Moran to meet in Southern PSC race
  • Caldwell, Yoste in Northern GOP Transportation race
  • Lee GOP nominee, Simmons Democrat nominee in Central Transportation race
  • King defeats Smith for re-election win in Southern Transportation race

NEWSMS – Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Gubernatorial primary

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and former Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. will be on the ballot for the runoff on August 27th. While Reeves hovered around the 50% threshold needed to win the primary, he didn’t quite reach it.  When the runoff was announced at 12:55 a.m., Reeves held 48.9% of the vote and Waller was at 33.4% 

At his campaign event, Reeves spoke the crowd that remained and was still confident that he will be the one to face off against Jim Hood in November. 

Foster concedes GOP governor race

Hood speaks at victory party

WTOK – Billy Adam Calvert beats Rep. Greg Snowden in House Dist. 83 race

A major upset in the race for District 83. Billy Adam Calvert beat longtime representative Greg Snowden. Calvert had 2,598 with Snowden getting 2,352.



Snowden has been in the Mississippi Legislature for the past 20 years representing District 83. Snowden and Calvert both say they tried to run a clean campaign. Both candidates spoke with Newscenter 11 at the Lauderdale County Courthouse Tuesday night.

“The voters get the say. That’s what democracy is all about. We have to respect the will of the voters and I certainly agree that in our system that you know one person serves and another one can’t,” Snowden says.

House Ways and Means Chairman Smith loses re-election bid in primary

 

Britton pledges support of Watson in SOS GOP race

 

Clarke concedes, backs McRae for Treasurer

 

WLOX – SUV crashes into Mississippi voting precinct

SUV crashes into Mississippi voting precinctAuthorities are responding to a Lamar County voting precinct after an SUV crashed into the building Tuesday evening.

WDAM received pictures of the crash at the Lamar Park voting precinct and community center around 6:20 p.m. The crash happened as polls were open for state primary elections.



Northeast Lamar Fire Chief Kyle Hill said the driver was not injured and voting continued at the precinct until polls closed at 7 p.m.

SOS releases polling issues report

Mississippi Secretary of State Seal
The following issues have been reported at select polling places across the State including:
  • Hinds County
  • At the United Methodist Church precinct in Raymond, no poll workers were present for the Republican Primary Election and therefore, no ballots were available.  To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.
  • At the Oak Forest Elementary precinct in Jackson, no poll workers were present for the Republican Primary Election and therefore, no ballots were available.  To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.
  • At the Pine View Church precinct in Clinton, incorrect ballots were issued in the Republican Primary Election.  To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.
  • Madison County
  • At the Victory Baptist Church precinct, no poll workers were present for the Democratic Primary Election, and therefore, no ballots were available. To our knowledge at this time, this issue has not been rectified.

WTOK – McCaughn wins GOP race for Senate District 31

The race for the Republican nomination for Senate District 31 is over. Tyler McCaughn defeated Hampton Gardner by a large margin in Tuesday’s primary.

McCaughn will now face Democrat Mike Marlow in the general election Nov. 5.

Both candidates will be looking to fill a seat in the Mississippi Senate that has been occupied by state Sen. Terry C. Burton since 1992. Burton, a Republican, will be retiring this year.

Gov. Bryant talks criminal justice reform at NCSL

 

State Rep. Anderson seeks investigation into MHP traffic stop