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Reeves Dominated Most Regions Of State

August 4, 2011

Tate Reeves shrugged off a rather slow start on Tuesday and turned it into a commanding 14 point victory, which interestingly was close to the vote totals that Phil Bryant received four years ago in running for the same office.

Reeves won thanks to a performance that saw him do very well in nearly every region of the state. He carried 73 of the 80 counties that had reported their precincts to the Associated Press yesterday.

According to Reeves campaign, he won 64 percent of the vote along the Tennessee state line, along with 65 percent in Desoto- the biggest prize in north Mississippi. He won 66 percent in the east Mississippi counties surrounding Meridian and also won 58 percent in the Pine Belt. Reeves won in Forrest, Lamar, and Jones counties despite Billy Hewes’ ties with Southern Miss and the area.

Reeves also won 63 percent in Northeast Mississippi, which saw GOP primary turnout spike thanks to party switchers in Lee county. And Reeves also carried 24 of 25 central Mississippi counties to win 58 percent of the vote in that region.

In Reeves’ home county of Rankin he won nearly 60 percent of the vote, but didn’t necessarily do great in the surrounding counties of Madison (51 percent) and Hinds (54 percent). As we had mentioned, Hewes had the support of a lot of major GOP players in the Jackson area and this may have helped him there more so than anywhere else in the state.

Hewes won the Coast counties, but obviously that wasn’t enough for his campaign.

Following Tuesday’s win, Reeves will simply have to defeat a Reform Party candidate in November before formally becoming the state’s next lieutenant governor.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt permalink
    August 4, 2011 1:11 pm

    Is there a website where we can look up the results broken down by county? I can’t seem to find any reports on the SoS website.

  2. Republican Dawg permalink
    August 4, 2011 1:52 pm

    I sure haven’t found anything. The SoS website is unbelievably slow at posting results. I know many states they post live numbers as they come in throughout the night; that seriously should be something Hosemann looks in to.

  3. Dontreadonme permalink
    August 5, 2011 9:29 pm

    WLOX reported 29% voter turnout on the coast. That could be why its hard to win Statewide if your from the coast….

  4. Coast Rat 4ever permalink
    August 5, 2011 10:01 pm

    Well we coasties have one more shot this year with Steve Simpson. But he’s def got a hard road ahead with beating Hood. We badly need a major R turnout to beat Hood. Hate to admit it but my home-boys in Ocean Springs will most prob go heavy for Hood. I suspect a very heavy D turnout here to support our Mayor for Treasurer so we def need the other coastal communities to really turn out heavy.

  5. Dontreadonme permalink
    August 6, 2011 1:02 am

    Voter apathy concerns me. How long can our Democracy last with such pitiful voter turnout? Most people say “my one vote does not count for much” and I reply “if everyone that thinks that way votes for the least candidate, the least candidate would win by a landslide.” Over the years I have watched the percent of voter turnout slip each cycle. This has got to be a new low for a Statewide primary election. I have seen special elections with higher turnout than 29%….

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