Tate Reeves (R)
CAMPAIGN CORNER RATING: 4 Stars (Rating Criteria)
Tate Reeves is a supporter of President Trump and raised the highest amount of money for his campaign compared to all other primary candidates. He is the current Lt. Governor and won the Primary Runoff Election on August 27th.
Reeves endorsements in addition to the honor of receiving one from the President include current Governor Phil Bryant (R) who is term-limited, the NRA and the Mississippi Right to Life PAC. Critics of Reeves include road builders, public school educators and health care industry workers according to Irl Dean Jones who has been hosting Republican candidates for over 16 years.
Reeves said in the 07/23/19 Republican Candidates Debate that he has avoided criticizing his 2 opponents in the Primary because he wants to focus on defeating the Democrats, stating "Our political enemy is not one another but is the liberal policy ideas of the party of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi."
"Work is good—it’s good for your family, state, and soul. I want everyone in Mississippi to have the chance to work an honest job for good pay. In order for that to happen, we need to make Mississippi a “Ready to Work” State. With these investments and policy changes, I think we can accomplish that in the coming years. We will attract investment, grow jobs, and help Mississippians find a calling. It will be hard work, but it will be worth it. When more Mississippi families have food on the table—food that they paid for with their strong salary that they earned at a job they love—then we’ll know we were successful." ~ Tate Reeves
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