2019 Primary Election Aftermath…
Main 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
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
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
The Lowndes County absentee ballots have been counted. Here are the updated numbers for House Dist. 39: Dana McLean 2,158
Jeff Smith (i) 1,993
Monroe still has absentee and affidavits out https://t.co/If16FdWqmE
— Joey Barnes (@JoeyBarnesTV) August 7, 2019
Britton pledges support of Watson in SOS GOP race
I want to thank all of you for your gracious support of Robin and me these last several months. I called Michael Watson a moment ago to congratulate him on his victory and to wish him well and offer my full support in the General Election.
— Sam Britton (@SamBrittonMS) August 7, 2019
Clarke concedes, backs McRae for Treasurer
While the results weren’t in our favor, I’m proud of the race we ran. Congratulations to @DavidMcRaeMS on his election. I will, of course, support all Republicans this November.
— Buck Clarke for Treasurer (@BuckForMS) August 7, 2019
Authorities 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
- 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.
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
This morning @VanJones & Gov. @PhilBryantMS spoke in Nashville at the 2019 #NCSLsummit on state efforts in criminal justice reform. Tune back into the live stream: https://t.co/yQe9US0j8X pic.twitter.com/Drvszbh0rV
— NCSL (@NCSLorg) August 6, 2019
State Rep. Anderson seeks investigation into MHP traffic stop
Today, I sent a letter to Department of Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher asking that the department begin an investigation into a traffic stop and the treatment of Robert Andre Morton on a Mississippi highway last month. pic.twitter.com/mn67df5T1W
— Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) August 6, 2019