Mississippi Edition for Friday, November 1, 2019:
Candidates gather to see and be seen at one of the states biggest political events. We'll tell you about it. Then, as our candidate interview series continues, hear from the people running for attorney general and state treasurer.
The major party candidates running for Mississippi governor are making their final pitches for votes before Tuesday's election. MPB's Kobee Vance Reports.
In our ongoing series of campaign interviews, we're hearing next from Jennifer Riley Collins. She's the Democratic candidate for Attorney General. Collins was head of the Mississippi ACLU until she began her campaign. She also had a lengthy career in the U.S. Military. She talks with us about her qualifications and why she's running for the office.
Republican candidate Lynn Fitch is the current State Treasurer. We were not able to work out an interview time with Fitch, but at yesterday's Hobnob event, she talked about why she wants to be the next Attorney General of Mississippi. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is the Republican candidate for Attorney General. She faces the Democratic candidate, Jennifer Riley Collins on Tuesday's ballot.
David McRae shares his well-known name with the former McRae's department store. The Mississippi-based company spend nearly a hundred years in operation before being sold in the mid-90s. McRae invokes the company's name, reputation, and even its logo, in his bid for state Treasurer. The Republican nominee talks with us about seeking what would be his first public office.
The Democratic candidate for State Treasurer is Addie Lee Green. She had a long corporate career, which included years of union advocacy. It's experience, she says, that will help her look after the people's money. She faces Republican David McRae in Tuesday's election.