Candidates in the race for Attorney General are looking past next week’s party primaries and onto the general election in November.
For more than 120 years, the Neshoba County Fair has been a place where Mississippians seeking political office have gone to cement their candidacy. For some, the fair represents the last chance a candidate may get to meet with voters ahead of next week’s primaries.
But others, like Mike Hurst the Republican candidate for Attorney General, are already focusing on November.
Speaking to fairgoers yesterday, Hurst outlined why his tenure as A.G. would be different from incumbent Jim Hood’s previous three terms.
"I want to be your attorney general to fight against the Obama Administration and all the federal overreach is coming down to Mississippi," Hurst says. "I want to be your Attorney General to stand up and protect our Mississippi values. I want to be your Attorney General to fight corruption and clean up our state."
Hurst also took issue with Hood’s ongoing legal battle with Google, arguing that Hood kowtows to special interest groups in Hollywood.
Jim Hood, however, says he has been committed and will continue to protect the residents of Mississippi.
"I want to continue to fight this battle that we have online," Hood says. "I mean I've been a DA I know what DAs do in the courtrooms, we prosecute those cases every day. But I will still be vigilant online to protect people's families, children, and people who are scammed on the Internet.
Hood also reiterated his record of recovering nearly three billion dollars from corporations for harming Mississippi residents.