Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi
Bill Waller (left) and Tate Reeves (right) will meet in a runoff on Aug. 27 to decide the Republican candidate for Mississippi governor. (Source: Eddie Robertson)

MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. are headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination for governor.

First-term state Rep. Robert Foster was eliminated from the three-person primary Tuesday.

GOP Gov. Phil Bryant couldn’t seek a third term. The winner of the Aug. 27 Republican runoff will face Democrat Jim Hood as well as an independent and a Constitution Party candidate in November.

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Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was declared the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor with 85% of the vote, beating out Shane Quick. He will face Democrat Jay Hughes in the November general election. Hughes is currently a state representative from the 12th District, elected in 2015.

In the race for Attorney General, current State Treasurer Lynn Fitch will advance to the runoff against Andy Taggart. Fitch took 44% of the vote with Taggart taking 29%, beating out Mark Baker, who had 27%.

Republican David McRae, who had 62% of the vote in a race against Eugene Clark, will face Democrat Addie Lee Green in November for State Treasurer.

And the race for Public Service Commission, Southern District will feature two coast residents with experience serving as mayors. Republican Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell will face Democrat former Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran.

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