/AG Hood considers 2019 run for governor

AG Hood considers 2019 run for governor

Hood spoke at a Thursday afternoon press conference and said that he did not rule out running for gubernatorial office. He cited financial and family considerations as reasons. Hood is the only Democrat to hold statewide office. Hood responded to a question about a possible run, “I don’t know the answer at this point.” Hood said that he knows there is a need to change the way they are doing things over there. Hood has criticised both the governor and the legislative leadership for the law, and called into question its legality. Hood stated that at least $79.4million of the $187 million required by the law could not be included. Hood stated that the problem comes when legislators don’t know what’s happening. Hood stated that the leaders are unable to tell you. They don’t know. Hood is currently serving his 13th year in Mississippi as Attorney General. Hood has represented the state in many cases, including the prosecution against Edgar Ray Killen who murdered three civil rights workers during 1964 Freedom Summer. He was also awarded national recognition for his work with the state’s cyber crime division, which prosecutes and locates Internet predators. His most recent bid for reelection was in 2015 and he raised almost $2 million. He also beat Republican challenger Mike Hurst, 55-45. Hood answered a question this week about whether he would consider another AG bid. Hood said, “I love what you do.” I have plenty to think about. … I will have to cross that bridge when it is finished. To support this important work, you can make a regular donation to our Spring Member Drive today. Our reporters give a human face to policy’s impact on everyday Mississippians by listening more closely and understanding their communities. To ensure that our work is aligned with the priorities and needs of Mississippians, we are listening to you. Click the button below to let us know what you think. Republish this Story