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Politics Trump congratulates Mississippi's Reeves on election night win

09:25  06 november  2019
09:25  06 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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  Trump stumping in Mississippi ahead of tough governor's race JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippi on Friday to try to shore up Republican support ahead of the state's toughest governor's race in nearly a generation, with two established politicians competing for the open seat. Four years ago, Mississippi's Democratic nominee governor was a little-known trucker who did not vote for himself in the primary and went on to lose the general election by more than 34 percentage points. Republicans have held the Mississippi governorship for 24 of the past 28 years.

The 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2019, to choose the next Governor of Mississippi . Primary elections occurred on August 6, 2019.

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President Trump on Tuesday congratulated Republican Tate Reeves on being elected governor of Mississippi, adding that a recent campaign rally and endorsement from the commander-in-chief helped push the GOP-candidate to victory in the state.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, and his wife Elee Reeves, gets ready to vote in Flowood, Miss.,Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Reeves, the Republican nominee for governor is in one of the state's most hotly contested governor's race since 2003. Voters will also select six other statewide officials and decide on a host of legislative and local offices. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)© ASSOCIATED PRESS Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, and his wife Elee Reeves, gets ready to vote in Flowood, Miss.,Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Reeves, the Republican nominee for governor is in one of the state's most hotly contested governor's race since 2003. Voters will also select six other statewide officials and decide on a host of legislative and local offices. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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President Trump tweeted about Tuesday' s election results in Mississippi and Kentucky. Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump. # ElectionNight Won 5 out of 6 elections in Kentucky, including 5 great candidates that I spoke for and introduced last night .

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The president also touted his apparent ability to mobilize voters before Election Day, citing Tuesday’s too-close-to-call gubernatorial race in Kentucky, as well as promising to host a rally in Louisiana to garner last-minute support for Republican candidate Eddie Rispone, who is running against Democratic incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards.

“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 said on Twitter.

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Mississippi ' s Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the state's gubernatorial race on Tuesday night , defeating Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood. President Donald Trump and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel congratulated Reeves on his victory

Trump is injecting himself into two governors' races in the South, holding a rally in Tupelo, Mississippi , for Lt. But polling shows both races surprisingly competitive, and Democrats think they have a shot at winning one or both races thanks to suburban voters' distaste of the president.

“Our big Kentucky Rally on Monday night had a massive impact on all of the races. The increase in Governors race was at least 15 points, and maybe 20! Will be in Louisiana for @EddieRispone on Wednesday night. Big Rally!”

Despite facing the best-funded Democrat to run for the position in more than a decade, Republicans kept their hold on the governorship in Mississippi.

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Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both traveled to Mississippi in recent days to campaign for Reeves, who is completing his second term as lieutenant governor after serving two terms as the elected state treasurer. Reeves will succeed Gov. Phil Bryant, who is limited by state law to two terms.

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