Decision 2019

  Reeves and Waller debate less than a week ahead of runoff election

With less than a week till the primary runoff elections, Tate Reeve and Bill Waller, Jr. squared off for a 30 minute debate Wednesday.

  Tate Reeves prepares for primary runoff

  Former Governor Haley Barbour among those supporting Tate Reeves in GOP Gubernatorial runoff

  Fitch vs. Taggart: All eyes on the GOP battle for Attorney General

Chris McDaniel endorses Tate Reeves for Miss. governor

Robert Foster endorses Bill Waller ahead of primary runoff for Mississippi Governor

Mark Baker endorses Andy Taggart in Attorney General race

Continued Coverage

  Tate Reeves and Bill Waller prepare for GOP gubernatorial primary runoff

Mason, Vance headed to runoff for Hinds County Sheriff

Jim Hood wins Democratic gubernatorial primary, gears up general election

DECISION 2019: Election Results

Reeves, Waller headed for runoff in Mississippi

Decision 2019: Polls close in Mississippi primary election

DECISION 2019: What to know before you vote

According to the Secretary of State’s website, all Mississippians voting at the polls are required to show a photo ID card. Individuals voting in person by absentee ballot in person in the Circuit Clerk’s office are also required to show a photo ID.

Robert Shuler Smith shares his platform and vision in bid for governor

Robert Shuler Smith shares his platform and vision in bid for governor

  Bill Waller Jr. shares why he wants to be Mississippi’s next governor

With a chuckle and earnest grin, Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller Junior makes his way from house to house at this year’s Neshoba County Fair, eager to tell Mississippians who he is and what he plans to do if elected.

  Gubernatorial candidates speak at Neshoba County Fair

Neshoba County Fair political speeches are considered one of the last big campaign stops ahead of next Tuesday's election.

  Lt. Governor candidates make their pitches to voters at the Neshoba County Fair

  Tate Reeves discusses why he’s running for the Republican nomination for Governor

Primary Election Day: Contact information and reminders

Reeves holds lead over Waller in latest Mason-Dixon poll; still short of 50% needed to avoid runoff

Education: Here’s where Mississippi’s gubernatorial candidates stand

  Did the GOP Gubernatorial debate move the needle for voters?

  Republican gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

Mississippi's three Republican Gubernatorial candidates vying for the party nomination debate for the first time all together.

  What to expect from Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial debate

The three Republican candidates for Governor will face off in a primary debate tomorrow night.

  How cultural conservative issues are impacting the Republican race for Governor

It's a race to be elected as the Republican nominee for Governor, and it's morphing into a race about who's the most conservative choice.

  Candidates angered by cancellation of Democratic gubernatorial forum

A proposed forum of Democratic gubernatorial candidates was cancelled just days before it was scheduled to take place.

  Mississippi primary election laws: What you need to know

Mississippi's primary elections are just a few weeks away, and we're breaking down what you need to know about the state's election laws.

  Mississippi primary election four weeks away

It's four weeks till the statewide primary election in Mississippi.

  DECISION 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

Lt. Governor candidates Delbert Hosemann and Jay Hughes discuss teacher pay and their proposed solutions.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to hold presidential town hall at Jackson State University

A CNN-televised presidential town hall will be held in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State featuring U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 8 p.m. Monday, March 18.

Rankin County Judge John Shirley resigns to run for prosecutor

The Board of Supervisors accepted his resignation Monday morning.

Hood holds narrow lead over Reeves in latest Mason-Dixon poll

This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida from January 30 through February 1, 2019.

VIDEO: Unusual ad by candidate for Holmes Co. supervisor wins over social media

And Steve McClellan of Holmes County says he wants to fix them. He’s running for Supervisor of Beat 1 and his recent campaign tactics have caught the attention of many folks -- even those outside the county.

College students push for voting reforms in Mississippi

The Millennial Action Project held a GENSummit on college voting at the Capitol Saturday.

Mayor of Edwards running for transportation commissioner

Edwards Mayor Marcus Wallace has filed his paperwork to run for Transportation Commissioner.

Hernando legislator enters race for governor

The 35-year-old has been in the legislature since 2016 and owns a farm and agribusiness in Desoto County. He is an Ole Miss graduate with a wife and two children, and he believes his youth and short political resume are a good thing.

Petal mayor pulls out of race for governor after wife’s cancer diagnosis

Petal Mayor Hal Marx announced Thursday he is pulling out of the race for Mississippi governor to support his wife as she fights cancer.

  Mississippi Senate special election runoff analysis

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy 54 percent to 46 percent in the U.S. Senate runoff.

  DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Cindy Hyde-Smith wins U.S. Senate Runoff


DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Mid-morning update

Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Voters standing in line at 7 p.m. are entitled to vote.

  Mike Espy holds final rally on election eve

Hundreds attend final rally for MIke Espy

  President Trump rallies support for Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

On the eve of the runoff election, U.S. Senate candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy are making their final pushes to get voters.

DECISION 2018: What to know before you vote

Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith face off in the Nov. 27 runoff election, which will decide who serves out the final two years of Sen. Thad Cochran’s term.

  Mike Espy winds down campaign before Tuesday’s Senate runoff

Inside the restaurant he greeted a few voters, as well as the media.

Trump tweets support of Mississippi senator ahead of runoff

President Donald Trump has tweeted support for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a day before he plans to campaign with the fellow Republican in Mississippi ahead of her runoff against a Democrat.

President Trump heads back to Mississippi in support of Hyde-Smith

He’ll be making two campaign stops for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. Senate runoff. The republican is facing democrat Mike Espy in the runoff election Tuesday, November 27. The winner of the runoff election completes the term of former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.

  Long lines of voters wait to cast absentee ballots ahead of U.S. Senate runoff

People voting absentee cast their ballots Saturday morning at their circuit clerk’s offices. There was a long line at the office in Jackson.

  Espy hopes to drum up support over holiday weekend

The former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture kicked off a “Get Out The Vote Weekend of Action”. About 20 of his supporters took to the phones at his campaign headquarters in Jackson.

  Analysts provide Senate debate debrief

Analysts examine the one and only Mississippi Senate debate.

  POLL: Who do you think won the Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate | (WATCH FULL DEBATE)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy faced off in the U.S. Senate Debate Tuesday.

  Record absentee votes cast in runoff election

The circuit clerk’s office will be open Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. That’s the last chance to vote absentee.

DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate

WATCH the debate at 7 pm on WLBT or CLICK HERE to watch it streaming on your mobile device

  DECISION 2018 | THE RUNOFF: Hyde-Smith, Espy prepare for Tuesday’s Senate debate

The debate will stream exclusively on WLBT Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

President Trump coming to Biloxi ahead of U.S. Senate runoffs

Tickets to the Biloxi rally are free, but must be reserved online.

Circuit Clerks’ offices now open for run-off election absentee voting

Circuit Clerks' offices are now open for run-off election absentee voting.

  Gloves come off in Senate runoff

Gloves are coming off in the U.S. Senate special election.

USM student group calls for Hyde-Smith to resign

A University of Southern Mississippi student group is calling for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to resign following recent controversial comments the senator made.

  Young voters weigh in on Senate special election issues

Millsaps students explain what they're looking to learn from the Senate candidates ahead of election day.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy campaign respond to video of her joking about voter suppression

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Espy campaign are responding to a new video that has surfaced of Hyde-Smith making comments allegedly regarding voter suppression.

  Campaigning continues with 13 days until the Senate special election runoff

Candidates continue to reach out to voters with less than two weeks until the runoff election.

Mike Espy accepts invitation to debate opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith on WLBT

The invitation outlined the plans for the event to be widely available, including television and radio broadcasts.

  Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

  Absentee voting time frame will be limited ahead of run-off election

Elected officials discuss voting access in Mississippi, specifically absentee voting ahead of the runoff and some proposed changes to the process.

  CONSIDER THIS: Record Turnout

Nearly 900,000 Mississippians voted on Tuesday, setting a record for turnout in a mid-term election.

  Democrat Mike Espy hits campaign trail as runoff begins

The special election race for the U-S senate seat is now in overtime. Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy were the top vote getters and are now in a runoff.

  Cindy Hyde-Smith talks strategy as she advances to Senate runoff

Cindy Hyde-Smith discusses next steps in the Senate special election race.

  Watch candidates’ victory speeches here

Tuesday, thousands went to the polls and exercised their right to vote.

Computer issues delay voter results in Rankin County

They are currently working to fix the problems to get the results as soon as possible.

  DECISION 2018: Espy, Hyde-Smith advance to Mississippi Senate runoff


  Absentee voting up for Mississippi mid-terms

Absentee ballots reaching record numbers for a mid-term election in Mississippi.

  Candidate sound off: Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith answers questions ahead of midterm election day.

  Candidate sound off: Mike Espy

In lieu of a Senate debate, we wanted to give you the ability to hear Senate candidates answer the same three questions ahead of election day

Dedicate your vote to a service-member or veteran on election day

You are encouraged to visit the Honor Wall and take a few moments to dedicate your vote to a service member or veteran in your life on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.

  Candidate sound off: Chris McDaniel

In an effort to help voters get to know Mississippi’s U.S. Senate candidates, we’re asking every candidate the same three questions ahead of the election. Chris McDaniel answered those questions Thursday.

  CONSIDER THIS: Vote Tuesday

We have two U.S. Senate seats, which is very unique, Congressional seats, Judges and other local races on the ballot next Tuesday. Unlike the chances of winning the lottery, the odds are very good that you’ll be affected by the decisions of the people elected to represent us.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch announces run for Mississippi Attorney General

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch reaffirms her plan to run for State Attorney General next year.

Candidate sound off: Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker answers questions ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.

  Candidate Sound Off: David Baria

David Baria answers questions ahead of next Tuesday's midterm election.

  Candidate sound-off: Tobey Bartee

Tobey Bartee answers questions about his U.S. Senate race.

  Latest polling shows likelihood of Senate special election runoff

It's two week until the midterm elections and new polling shows that Mississippi's special Senate election will likely head into a runoff.