Nelson: Who’s smiling after Mississippi’s GOP runoff? Democrat Jim Hood

By , Daily Memphian Published: August 29, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Mississippi Republicans nominated Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, their weaker candidate for governor in Tuesday’s runoff primary. Hood, the state’s four-term attorney general, sailed to victory with 69% of the vote in his party’s Aug. 6 primary.

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