A forty-six-year-old truck driver from Jackson is the Democratic nominee for governor of Mississippi. Robert Gray raised no money and spent no money in his campaign for the nomination. Yet he won over two candidates with resources and name recognition. MPB's Paul Boger caught up with Gray late last night and asked him has his laid back campaign style led to victory in the primary.
Treasurer Lynn Fitch faced a serious challenge in yesterday's Republican primary from David McRae of Ridgeland. McRae -- who formerly work in the Treasurer's office -- accused Fitch of misspending state money on redecorating her office -- among other things. Fitch unofficially got fifty-seven percent of the votes, winning the nomination. MPB's Desare Frazier asked Fitch what her outlook was going into Election Day.
Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Tim Johnson secured his party's nomination in yesterday's primary. MPB's Maura Moed spoke with Johnson about the next steps for his campaign.
Gunshots were reportedly fired near soldiers training at Camp Shelby yesterday. No one was injured, but a manhunt ensued, sending local law enforcement down the rural roads of Perry County looking for suspects. MPB's Evelina Burnett spoke with Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Smith late last night.