/Rep Robert Foster, in calls to top Republicans, signals 2019 governor run

Rep Robert Foster, in calls to top Republicans, signals 2019 governor run

Mississippi Today was told by sources in Jackson and DeSoto County that Foster, 35 had made the calls on Friday. Mississippi Today reached Foster with several requests for comment, including via text message and phone calls. Foster did not respond to multiple of these requests. Foster has not yet made a formal announcement. Foster did however, hint at a possible political move via Facebook on Nov. 12. Foster wrote, “I don’t know what the future holds, but I pray that I will always be able to have the right words to speak at the right moment and will know when it is time to lead and when it is to follow.” Foster will likely be facing Lt. Governor. Tate Reeves has a $6 million war fund in preparation for a run for the Republican presidential nomination. Reeves will make his official announcement in December or January before the 2019 legislative session starts. Petal Mayor Hal Marx is also the only Republican to announce his candidacy for the 2019 gubernatorial race. In October, Jim Hood, a Democrat, declared his gubernatorial candidacy. Foster is the family tree farm manager in Hernando. He is well-known in DeSoto County because of his blunt social media comments expressing frustration at the current political climate. Foster’s tweet during the 2018 Senate election caused quite a stir, with more than 100 responses and five shares. “Anyone who votes Dem. Foster tweeted the following on November 5, 2018, just before Election Day. Foster has never shied away from criticizing Republican leadership during the three years he has been in Jackson. As Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Foster was the author of the 2017 bill that permitted capital punishment via electrocution, firing squad and gas chamber if lethal injection drug are not available. Gov. Bryant signed the bill into legislation. Foster also introduced other bills, which were defeated in committee. One of them was a 2017 bill to “remove affirmative actions, multiculturalism, and sanctuary for illegal alien students” from public universities. A 2017 failed bill would have required people who receive public assistance to take part in a job skill training program. Foster sponsored one of many bills in 2018 that would ban abortion “after heartbeat detectable.” Foster also introduced resolutions during the last two legislative sessions that would require media outlets and other organizations to rent space at the Capitol. This would end a decades-old policy that provided free space for reporters covering the Legislature. Foster posted this message on Facebook earlier in the month. “I know that I can be bold and blunt, even brash with political talk at times, but it is not intended to cause any personal harm,” Foster said. Foster wrote on Facebook that he is passionate about his beliefs and will not allow the Radical Left to win. We are engaged in the political struggle of our lives, despite whether you know it or not. Listen to Foster’s interview on The Jungle podcast. To support this work, make a regular donation to the Spring Member Drive today. This will allow us to continue important work such as this one.