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Lt. Gov. Election Results

Air date 08/03/11

Tate Reeves of Flowood is practically assured of being Mississippi lieutenant governor the next four years after winning Tuesday's Republican primary. No Democrat is in the race. Rival factions of the Reform Party want to put a candidate on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, but the party has never won a statewide race in Mississippi. The 37-year-old Reeves, of Flowood, is a two-term state treasurer. He defeated five-term state Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport in a contentious Republican primary for Mississippi's second-highest office. Reeves spoke to his supporters last night after hearing he had won his party's nomination...

After Tate Reeves spoke, MPB's Rhonda Miller caught up with Senator Billy Hewes.  Hewes says he doesn't regret the way he ran his campaign...


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