Either The 1st or 14th Meeting Between Hewes and Reeves
When Tate Reeves and Billy Hewes meet on stage at the Neshoba County Fair next Wednesday, it will mark the first debate between the two if you believe the Hewes campaign or the 14th joint forum if you are partial to Reeves.
Here is the take from Hewes: “I enthusiastically accept this opportunity for the public to finally see my opponent and I discuss the issues on stage together. We have been asked several times, and my opponent has backed out of eight opportunities. He seems to always have a scheduling problem. I am happy he has finally agreed to step up and join me to better inform the people of Mississippi of the choice they have before them on August 2nd.”
And earlier in the week Hewes said this: “My opponent won’t debate me, no debate Tate, he’s not showing up. If my opponent would debate me, we could get a lot of these questions answered, but we’ve seen nothing but costly responses from them, but no answers yet, they’re talking about anything but issues.”
Today, the Reeves camp sent out a press release announcing that they have “accepted the 14th candidate forum invitation.”
And they added this in the email: “On Wednesday next week, July 27th, Tate will speak at the historic Founders’ Square Pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair at 10:50 a.m. Afterwards, he will appear in a candidate forum on Jackson’s WAPT-TV16 from the Fair. Including the Fair speeches that will be the 14th joint appearance at candidate forums for the Republican candidates for Lt. Governor.”
As we mentioned yesterday, they will have a debate next Wednesday at Neshoba at noon. It is set to last about 15 minutes.