Mississippi governor election

Tate Reeves (R) has won, 100% of precincts reporting.

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2019 at 2:34 p.m. EST

Mississippi will elect a new governor in its general election on Nov. 5. Democrat Jim Hood, the state’s attorney general, is running against Republican Tate Reeves, the state’s lieutenant governor. Bob Hickingbottom, a Constitution Party candidate; and David Singletary, an independent candidate, are also on the ballot.

Hood was first elected as attorney general in 2003 and is the only Democrat holding statewide office in Mississippi. He easily won the Democratic nomination in the primary in August. Reeves won the Republican nomination in a runoff election after no candidate received a majority of votes in the party’s primary.

Southaven

Hattiesburg

Biloxi

Jackson

LEAD/WON

Democrat

Republican

CandidateVotes Pct.
Tate ReevesReevesGOPCheck
449,74652.1%
Jim HoodHoodDEM
402,08046.6
David SingletarySingletaryIND
8,2491.0
Bob HickingbottomHickingbottomCST
2,5340.3
Total votes from 100% of precincts862,609

By Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Jason Holt, Isabelle Lavandero, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Sources: AP