Gubernatorial Gamble

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Gubernatorial Gamble

Carter Elliott and Ian Roberson

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The news is in—there will be a runoff for Republican governor candidate between Bill Waller, Jr., and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on 27 August. Reeves holds 49% of the vote and Waller, 33%; no one holds the majority. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Jim Hood has a 69% majority over all the other candidates. With the rift in the Republican side, will Jim Hood win the governor’s mansion in a Republican state? Tune in November to find out.