Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi has been re-elected, defeating Democrat Brandon Presley.
Reeves emphasized his standing up to national liberals and Joe Biden in his victory speech, and his endorsement from former President Donald Trump, citing Presley as Biden’s chosen candidate.
“We all now know what it means in a state like Mississippi when you stand up to the national liberals, when you stand up to Joe Biden,” Reeves stated. (Trending: Is It Time For Joe Biden To Drop Out Of 2024?)
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“They threw everything they had in Mississippi—$13 million they threw in Mississippi. But guess what? Mississippi did not break. Mississippi did not bend. Mississippi is not for sale.”
“Congratulations to @tatereeves on winning Governor of the Great State of Mississippi. Our big Rally on Friday night moved the numbers from a tie to a big WIN. Great reaction under pressure Tate!” Trump posted.
“Joe Biden’s people are funding Brandon Presley’s campaign,” Trump pressed. “They own him. He’ll do whatever they want him to do. It’s really bad for Mississippi.'” (Trending: CNN Poll Is Bad News For Biden)
To all my friends in Mississippi – you have a choice to make. Your great Governor, Tate Reeves, is under attack. The radical left maniacs who are attacking me are also after him…
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“I’m asking you to make time to vote. You’ve got to vote for Gov. Tate Reeves, and he has my total and complete endorsement.”
“The radical left maniacs who are attacking me are also after him,” he stated.
“Donald Trump and the people of Mississippi back our campaign, while Brandon Presley is propped up by out of state money,” Reeves said.
Reeves faced strong pressure from Presley, and the race had seemed unlikely to lean Republican.
“Some of my strongest supporters are Republicans who voted for and donated to Tate Reeves four years ago and now have jumped ship and are supporting me,” Presley argued.
“As the 65th Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves continues to build on his strong record as a conservative leader who fights to guard taxpayers’ dollars, improve educational opportunity, and grow new careers so that our state’s best and brightest can raise their families and thrive here at home. In his inaugural address, Governor Reeves promised that this would be an administration for all Mississippi. He committed to a mission to create a climate where good careers are plentiful with every Mississippian prepared to pursue them, as he has every single day of his time serving our state,” Reeves official website reads.
“Upon taking office, Governor Reeves inherited a crumbling corrections department and a scandal-plagued human services department. He took immediate action to stem the existing issues and begin the process of rebuilding, shedding light on the issues and installing the best leadership to help him turn the departments around to work for the people of Mississippi. While tackling the inherited issues within government agencies to provide for the safety and human dignity of all Mississippians, Governor Reeves simultaneously led our state through historic flooding and tornadoes and a worldwide pandemic—all within his first 100 days in office.”
Reeves, with a 46% approval rating, has been embroiled in a scandal involving the misappropriation of state welfare funds.
Despite having received fewer contributions, Reeves came out victorious in the election.