The race was unusually competitive for this GOP stronghold, but Reeves prevailed with a message focused on job creation, low unemployment and improvements in education.
The last time a Democrat won the presidential vote in Mississippi was 1976, when fellow Southerner Jimmy Carter was on the ballot.
Shuwaski Young suffered a hypertensive crisis that limited his ability to campaign.
On the campaign trail, Hosemann touted a teacher pay raise, millions in new funding for public education, and a budget surplus.
Presley said he will advocate for people who struggle to make ends meet.
‘Why would you ever reach across the aisle to those people.’
‘I consider that to be some of the worst, dirty form of politics — which is, of course, where we are now in this race.’
Republicans are squabbling over who is more anti-abortion.