SCORE: Trump wins big endorsement from a governor

by Summer Lane

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President Trump has picked up numerous glowing endorsements since announcing his reelection bid for the presidency in November 2022, as Republican figures across the country have coalesced behind the 45th president’s agenda.

Trump’s latest endorsement comes from Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R), who is up for reelection in the Magnolia State in just a few short weeks.  

In a statement that the governor made to the Washington Examiner, he explained that he was all in for Trump in 2024, arguing that his opponent in the Mississippi governor’s race, Brandon Presley, was “cheering” on the ongoing failures of the Biden administration.

Reeves told the outlet, “I’ve endorsed Donald Trump for President in 2024, and the day after this election is over, I’m going to be building his campaign in Mississippi, and if Brandon Presley were to win, he’d be running Biden’s Mississippi campaign. I’ve been defending President Trump when we see these outrageous political prosecutions, and my opponent has been cheering them on.”

According to the Associated Press, Presley works as a utility operator in Mississippi and has proposed such agendas as raising the state’s minimum wage higher than the federal standard. However, Presley is running on the Democrat ticket, and the race between him and incumbent Gov. Reeves has been fairly tight.

Ten percent of voters are reportedly still undecided about who they will vote for in the rapidly approaching Mississippi gubernatorial election in November, per Mississippi Today.

On X, Gov. Reeves discussed his heavy campaigning schedule, “After 8 consecutive days traveling – to and from every region of this great state – I count waking up with my family this morning a blessing!! Looking forward to visiting with folks all over metro Jackson today!”

In the 2020 presidential election, President Trump won Mississippi with 57 percent of voters’ support, and in 2016, he won the state with 58 percent of support, via statistics from Politico.

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