Mississippi Gov. Reeves wins re-election

Republicans extended a 20-year win streak in gubernatorial contests.
Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves addresses the crowd at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Thursday, July 27, 2023. Reeves faces two opponents in the party primary Aug. 8, as he seeks reelection. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) won re-election on Tuesday, holding off what appeared to be a late charge from Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D) and extending a Republican winning streak in a state that hasn’t elected a Democratic governor this century.

In the end, Presley’s last-minute gains failed to materialize. With 67% of expected votes counted, Reeves was ahead by a 55% to 44% margin.

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