Governors’ Races Bring Mixed Results for Trump, GOP

Republicans split Kentucky, Mississippi gov races, sweep down-ballot

Tuesday's statewide elections in Kentucky and Mississippi brought mixed results for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, with the GOP enjoying down-ballot success despite splitting the higher-profile gubernatorial races.

Primary Turnout Record Has Mississippi GOP Confident

Republican primaries shattered state turnout records in off-cycle year

Record-high turnout in Mississippi primary elections has state Republicans confident about their standing for the November gubernatorial election. The Mississippi Republican primary held on August 6 boasted 374,127 voters.

Calif. Millionaire a Top Contributor to Mississippi Dem

$20k contribution made up more than 10% of Democrat Jim Hood’s fundraising haul

California millionaire Stephen Silberstein, a member of the liberal megadonor network Democracy Alliance, contributed $20,000 to Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood’s gubernatorial campaign in the most recent campaign filing period, making him one of Hood’s largest donors so far this year.

Espy Paid Off $267,000 Tax Debt Shortly After Lobbying for Ivory Coast Despot

Mississippi Senate candidate downplays ties to African strongman accused of crimes against humanity

Mike Espy, the Democrat vying to capture a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, paid off more than $267,000 in outstanding income taxes shortly after undertaking a lucrative lobbying contract with an African despot accused of crimes against humanity.

Espy Denied Employee’s Promotion Due to Child’s Preexisting Condition

Department of Agriculture lost disability discrimination fight during Espy's tenure

As secretary of agriculture, Mike Espy fought to block the promotion of a department employee because his young daughter's preexisting heart condition was believed to be a potential financial burden on the government, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.