/Republicans, poised to take attorney general seat for first time in modern history, fight over who’s most conservative

Republicans, poised to take attorney general seat for first time in modern history, fight over who’s most conservative

On Thursday, Treasurer Lynn Fitch and Mark Baker, a state representative from Wisconsin, spoke about how they would put conservative leadership into a seat held by Democrats since 1921. Fitch, who was the state treasurer for eight years, joined other Republican candidates to focus on Trump’s support. Fitch stated, “I am an original Trump supporter.” “I was one of the first to support President Trump as a state official. I was chosen by him to chair his Women for Trump Mississippi organization. “I have a good relationship with the president and you can trust me to work with him to stand strong, fight illegal immigration and build that wall. Also, we will stop the assault against our Christian values.” Baker is a Rankin County lawyer who has been in the Legislature since 2003. He claims he’s only true conservative in this race. His opponents claim that a pro-Baker ad in the state has seen a drop in advertising dollars of nearly $900,000. Baker said that Fitch was close to current Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in his speech on Thursday. Baker stated, “I received an email blast (from Fitch) last night. It appears that she is just now realizing that she’s in a contest and might lose to me, so her money she wants.” “Now, Lynn, I just want to tell you that if you had been campaigning in the state like I have, and telling people you were Jim Hood’s hand-picked successor to him, it might’ve been long ago.” Taggart is a Republican political operative who was chief of staff to the former governor. Kirk Fordice criticized Hood, saying that the state should have an Attorney General with the same political views as Hood. Taggart stated, “You might, like me think our next governor will be Republican — Tate Reeves, Bill Waller, or Robert Foster.” Don’t you want someone who can make independent decisions and give mature advice, rather than someone who is going to follow the party line?” Taggart said, “Maybe you believe a Democrat will be our next governor.” If Velesha P. Wilkins, Robert Shuler Smith, or Jim Hood are your next governors, then don’t think that our AG should be brave and honest broker of truth. In November, Jennifer Riley-Collins will be the winner of the Republican primary. Collins’ Neshoba County Fair speech was centered on her service in U.S. Army.
Collins stated, “I will fight for Mississippians to ensure that the law is upheld and fair and just for all.” “I will defend our children who are being victimized by career politicians who want to only serve a small segment of Mississippians to serve themselves.”