Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education in one of the poorest states in the U.S. and to improve race relations across the nation, has died. He was 97.
Attendance will be limited to two people per participating student, with the exception of coaches, directors, teachers, officials, media and medical and other game staff.
The Mississippi governor’s race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
Candidates for Mississippi governor spoke to rowdy crowds Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair — one of the biggest political gatherings in a rural state where stump speaking is a spectator sport.
A second Republican man running for Mississippi governor said he won’t meet alone with a woman who isn’t his wife, even in a professional setting.
With party primaries less than a month away, second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves still has more campaign cash than any candidate running for Mississippi governor.
Mississippi gubernatorial candidates are divided over whether the state should expand Medicaid to the working poor and find additional ways to fund improvements for highways and bridges.
One of the nine Democrats running for Mississippi governor is withdrawing from the race and throwing his support to the candidate who has raised the most money in that primary.
The three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor have agreed to a televised debate two weeks before the primary.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page.