Live: Mississippi Election Results – The New York Times


The race for Mississippi governor pits an establishment Republican, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, against Attorney General Jim Hood, an anti-abortion, pro-gun Democrat. The current governor, Phil Bryant, a Republican, is leaving office because of term limits.

Mr. Bryant is a popular social and fiscal conservative who has given Mr. Reeves his full-throated endorsement, but other Republicans have been more tepid in their support. In August, Mr. Reeves won the Republican primary after being forced into a runoff.

Mississippi is one of the most conservative — but also among the poorest — states in the nation, and has not elected a Democratic governor since 1999. While the race may be the Republican’s to lose, Mr. Hood, the attorney general since 2004, has made the race competitive with a mix of name recognition, a promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and TV ads that feature him with his guns, his pickup truck and his hunting dog.

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