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Retired colonel aims to be first black female AG in Mississippi

Jennifer Riley Collins believes the people of Mississippi deserve a proven protector. That’s why she says she is running for the state’s attorney general.

  Bay St. Louis students make their voices heard in mock election

Jim Hood criticizes Tate Reeves’ education ad

  Tate Reeves and Jim Hood discuss education, taxes in second Miss. governor’s debate

  U.S. District Judge hears oral arguments in Mississippi election lawsuit

  USM hosts Hood, Reeves in first gubernatorial debate

  Legislative Democrats host Medicaid expansion hearing

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  Election lawsuit questions Mississippi Constitutional provision ahead of general election

Voter registration deadline is Monday in Mississippi

President Trump coming to Louisiana Friday on eve of election day

Voter registration deadline approaching

  Mississippi Gubernatorial race continues to ramp up ahead of November general election

President Donald Trump endorses Tate Reeves for governor

  Mississippi leaders react to impeachment inquiry

Mississippi's leaders are joining in on providing reaction to the impeachment inquiry.

  Federal fisheries declaration approved for Mississippi

Congressional leaders announced a federal fisheries disaster declaration Wednesday morning to help South Mississippi fishermen affected by the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

  Democratic nominee for AG questions party unity, prompting Jim Hood to respond

Democratic candidate for Attorney General is questioning why a fellow nominee is vocalizing supporting of other nominees ahead of the general election.

Senate District 50 special election to be held on same day as general election

On Nov. 5, voters in five split precincts will vote on two different ballots to not only decide the general election but also the special election in the Senate District 50 special election.

  Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on vaping crisis

  Moss Point mayor granted temporary restraining order against city alderman

  Debating from a Distance: Gubernatorial candidates trade jabs on the campaign trail

  Election leaders call for fewer split precincts

  Gubernatorial candidates debating debate details ahead of general election

Judge orders partial re-vote in District 50 Senate race

Senate candidate Wayne Lennep will not contest election, calls for election reform

State Senate candidate Wayne Lennep, who ran against Senator-elect Jeremy England in Jackson County’s District 51 race, will not challenge the election results.

Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election.

  Lt. Governor candidates square off in debate

Lt. Governor candidates Jay Hughes and Delbert Hosemann square off in a debate.

  Pascagoula slices millage rate, adds police cruisers to the force

Pascagoula city leaders Thursday voted on a new budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

WATCH LIVE at 7pm: The Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by ABC News and Univision

The third Democratic debate, hosted by ABC News and Univision, begins tonight at 7pm on WLOX ABC.

Tate Reeves’ campaign responds after opponent Jim Hood releases report on controversial Frontage Rd. project

The Mississippi AG’s office released independent reviews on whether Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves directly or indirectly influenced an attempt to build a frontage road in Flowood which would have connected Reeves’ home within a private subdivision to a nearby shopping center.

  Parents and nursing providers concerned about proposed Medicaid change

Mississippi's Division of Medicaid is considering a reduction in the amount of payments it makes for services for families of special needs children.

  Mississippi GOP brings all statewide nominees together to campaign

All eight of Mississippi's Republican statewide nominees appeared at a party campaign event together Monday. They're working to spread of message of unity going into the general election campaign season.

  Medical Marijuana could appear on 2020 ballot, pending approval

Mississippians for Compassionate Care needed more than 86,000 signatures on its petition to legalize medical marijuana. By the Sept. 6 deadline, local clerks approved more than 105,000 signatures.

  Congressman Palazzo: ‘61% of my constituents oppose new gun laws’

Congressman Steven Palazzo polled his constituents to find out where they stand on stricter gun laws, and the results are in.

Jim Hood sounds off on what he calls ‘lies’ by Tate Reeves

Hood says he doesn’t blame Waller for staying silent on who he supports.

Phil Bryant endorses Lynn Fitch in Attorney General race

Fitch defeated attorney Andy Taggart in a party primary runoff and will face Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins in the Nov. 5 general election.

  Tate Reeves says general election campaign will be ‘hard-fought’

Tate Reeves is back on the campaign trail and talking about the race for Governor leading up to November.

Special election possible for District 50 Senate seat

A court hearing and possibly a special election will decide who takes the District 50 Senate seat in January.

Waller will not endorse candidate in general election

Reeves will face Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two other candidates in November.

  Democrats use Labor Day picnics to drum up support locally and statewide

Candidates both local and statewide are keeping the campaign trail hot with just more than two months to go until the general election.

  Mississippi Governor’s race heats up with GOP runoff complete

Tate Reeves and Bill Waller are officially opponents and ready to look ahead to November's general election.

Lennep not ready to concede Senate race after Jeremy England pulls ahead with 38 votes

Wednesday morning’s count of the affidavit ballots in the District 51 Senate race shows Jeremy England beating out Wayne Lennep by just 38 votes. But Lennep told WLOX News he’s not prepared to concede the race.

  Jim Hood reacts to Tate Reeves’ victory in GOP governor run-off election

The general election will be held November 5th.

  Tate Reeves secures Republican nomination for Governor of Mississippi

Tate Reeves secured the Republican nomination in the race for Governor of Mississippi Tuesday night.

Lynn Fitch secures Republican nomination for Attorney General

Fitch defeated Andy Taggart in runoff elections Tuesday night.

  She’s not running for anything, but she has a sign

Sandi Ann Seymour-Necaise became something of a local celebrity in Diamondhead during the primary when she inserted herself into the House District 95 race with a unique campaign sign.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial runoff vote county-by-county

Click on any county in Mississippi to see how the GOP runoff vote breaks down between Tate Reeves and Bill Waller, Jr.

Polling issues reported in three Mississippi counties

In both Lafayette County and Calhoun County, each political party’s county executive committee is responsible for providing testing on TSX machines.

DECISION 2019: What to know before you vote

According to the Secretary of State’s website, all Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card. Individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the Circuit Clerk’s office are also required to show a photo ID.

LIST: Local, statewide candidates in runoff elections

A full list of candidates who will be on Tuesday's ballots can be found here.

Machine removed after video surfaces of it changing vote from Waller Jr. to Reeves

“Regardless of who you vote for, make sure your vote is cast correctly.”

Polls in primary runoff now open across Mississippi

Across the Magnolia State, voters are heading back to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in local and statewide runoff elections.

DeLano officially files petition contesting results of District 50 State Senate race

On Monday DeLano filed a petition with the Republican Executive Committee contesting the results of the race, which Dixie Newman won by one vote.

Mississippi Republicans make final pitches as runoff for governor nears

With Tuesday’s runoff nearing, the two men vying to become the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor are spending the final days crisscrossing the state.

  Recount for District 50 Senate seat complete, report to be filed with Republican Executive Committee

By Saturday afternoon, Scott Delano and his team finished canvassing thousands of ballots, a process that began on Wednesday.

  Reeves and Waller debate less than a week ahead of runoff election

With less than a week till the primary runoff elections, Tate Reeve and Bill Waller, Jr. squared off for a 30 minute debate Wednesday.

Waller refutes ‘liberal’ advertising claims, looks ahead to November

At a campaign stop six days before Mississippi’s primary runoff election, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller Jr. said he and his opponent have very different approaches to their campaigns, referring to some of the negative campaign ads that have surfaced since the August primary.

  Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

Tate Reeves is preparing for the primary runoff election that's one week from today.

Mississippi lawmaker found not guilty of domestic violence

Mississippi Republican representative, Doug McLeod was found not guilty after his trial Tuesday.

  Fitch vs. Taggart: All eyes on the GOP battle for Attorney General

Lynn Fitch and Andy Taggart are making their final pitches to voters as they approach one week till the primary runoff.

Circuit clerk sets the record straight on “magical thumb drive" in Newman/DeLano race

Ahead of this week's expected recount in the Senate District 50 race, Harrison County Circuit Clerk Connie Ladner wants to set the record straight about happened with the original vote count in the extremely tight race.

  'I’m going to tell their stories’: Beto O’Rourke visits immigrant families impacted by ICE raid in Canton

Beto O'Rourke says the reason he made a campaign stop in Canton, Mississippi is because of what he saw and heard following the ICE raids, including one that happened in Canton.

Chris McDaniel endorses Tate Reeves for Miss. governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been endorsed by Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Dixie Newman declared winner after election results certified

The results have officially been certified; Dixie Newman was declared the winner of the Senate District 50 election on Wednesday.

  Republican gubernatorial candidates seek support from state’s conservatives

The race for the Republican nominee for Governor of Mississippi got a little bit tighter Tuesday with what could be a key endorsement.

  DeLano will contest Newman’s 1 vote lead in District 50 Senate race

Scott DeLano plans to contest the results of the District 50 Senate race after a missing thumb drive created a one-vote lead for his opponent Dixie Newman.

  Tate Reeves and Bill Waller prepare for GOP gubernatorial primary runoff

Tate Reeves and Bill Waller Jr. are heading to a runoff in three weeks.

Jim Hood wins Democratic gubernatorial primary, gears up general election

This week, a group called Mississippi Strong -- a political action committee -- launched an ad campaign attacking what they call Hood’s liberal alliances.

Current Coast mayor, former Coast mayor to face off in state race

The race for Public Service Commission, Southern District will feature two Coast residents, each with experience serving as mayors.

  Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

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.

Jackson County coroner candidates headed to runoff, supervisor race too close to call

After a tight race in Jackson County, two candidates for coroner will head to the runoff later this month.

Farmer continues as sheriff, Bonds head to runoff in Stone County

Mike Farmer continues as sheriff for Stone County after Tuesday night’s primary elections.

  Two supervisors decided in Harrison County elections

Some Harrison County residents will need to head to the polls again in three weeks as some county races head to a runoff.

Adam wins re-election for sheriff of Hancock County

Ricky Adam will continue on as sheriff of Hancock County after receiving 70% of the vote.

Jackson Co. precinct using handwritten affidavit ballots after machines stop working

The general primaries are taking place right now across Mississippi. In Jackson County, we are hearing reports of issues at a voting precinct in Vancleave.

  VIDEO: Mississippi’s top statewide candidates say why they deserve your vote in Tuesday’s primary

Candidates for statewide office came from all across Mississippi to stump at the Neshoba County Fair this week, and we caught up with them.

  Mental illness and the gun control debate: Politicians and advocates weigh in

As the gun control debate ramps back up in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, politicians and advocates are weighing in with their own take.

  Coast voters talk about key issues, races headed into the primaries

We caught up with some voters to ask what they feel are the key issues and races on their minds as they head to the ballot box Tuesday.

  Newman, DeLano working the neighborhoods before primary election

In the last weekend before election day, the two Republican candidates, Biloxi councilwoman Dixie Newman and former state representative Scott DeLano, are getting off the computer and walking down the neighborhoods.

Circuit clerks offices open Saturday for absentee voting

Mississippi is just days away from the primary elections for statewide offices. Absentee voting began on June 24 and ends for the primary election on Aug. 3.

Former Hattiesburg mayor offers condolences to fellow Secretary of State candidate

Johnny Dupree, a Democratic candidate for Mississippi Secretary of State, offered condolences to fellow candidate Sen. Michael Watson over the recent passing of his mother.

State lawmakers address seafood losses, spillway impacts

State lawmakers from areas hardest hit by recent river flooding received bad news at a special meeting in Lafourche Parish.