Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date

Published: Sep. 16, 2019 at 4:28 PM CDT
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The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating.

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election.

So far, they have agreed on only one date - Oct. 10 in front of a live audience at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. It would be carried on statewide TV.

Reeves said last week that he had accepted invitations for Sept. 25 in Jackson and Oct. 10 in Hattiesburg.

Hood said in August that he wants to debate in the northern, central and southern parts of the state. He said Monday that he had accepted three invitations - Oct. 10 in Hattiesburg, Oct. 17 in Tupelo and Oct. 29 in Jackson.

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