Lt. Governor Tate Reeves officially kicked off his campaign for governor of Mississippi.
Reeves served as state treasurer and most recently Lt. Governor and now he’s vying to take the next step to become governor of the Magnolia state.
For Reeves the goal of his kickoff speech was to paint differences between him and the Democratic front runner Attorney General Jim hood.
Reeves is in a primary against State Representative Robert Foster and former Mississippi Chief Justice Bill Waller— but didn’t address either directly.
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“We are focused on as is one said the main thing is to keep the main thing and the main thing in 2019 is the liberal ideas of the parties of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Jim Hood,” Reeves said in response to the question.
Jim hood is striking back saying Reeves should begin by “coming clean with Mississippi voters about his relationship with entergy” something the AG is litigating in court.
Reeves addressed education, touting his work in giving teachers a pay raise and tackling infrastructure
“We’ve still have more work to do and we will work to continue that on infrastructure on everything from potholes to ports and and everything in between,” he said.
Reeves is against a gas or usage tax something his opponents are for in certain conditions.
The same goes for Medicaid expansion-he’s against it but his opponents foster and Waller are for it in some way.
“We can improve access and quality healthcare across Mississippi without Obamacare,” said Reeves. “I will tell you this is one of the primary differences between Jim hood and me is he believes Obama care is the solution.”
Reeves also addressed his record as a conservative and protecting religious freedoms. He also addressed being fiscally responsible while creating jobs.