Mississippi’s incoming lieutenant governor is setting an ambitious agenda for his first year in office.
Republican Delbert Hosemann will be sworn in Jan. 9, along with most of the other statewide elected officials.
Tim Johnson said he wants to focus on improving three items if he wins his election in November.
Former state Sen. Tim Johnson jumped from Republican to Democrat last week to launch his campaign for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he faces a difficult path in a state where the GOP controls seven of eight statewide offices and both chambers of the Legislature.
Forget whether Hillary Clinton could win the White House in 2016. Women still have yet to run many statehouses, but in 2014 two Texas Democrats are going for a new kind of history: Winning as an all-female ticket for governor and lieutenant governor.
Bringing a close to a heated and costly race, Republican primary voters go to the polls Tuesday to pick the next lieutenant governor.