President Donald Trump has endorsed Tate Reeves for his bid in the November governor election in Mississippi, calling on voters to support the Republican nominee.
“Mississippi, there is a VERY important election for Governor on November 5th,” President Trump wrote in a tweet on Wednesday night, Oct. 2. “I need you to Get Out and Vote for our Great Republican nominee, @TateReeves.”
The president described Reeves as strong on crime, tough on illegal immigration, and will protect the Second Amendment.
President Trump also said that Reeves “loves our Military and supports our Vets,” declaring, “He has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”
Taking aim at Democratic nominee Jim Hood, which is expected to be a close race with Reeves, the president said, “Jim Hood will never give us his vote, is anti-Trump and pro-Crooked Hillary.”
Mississippi, there is a VERY important election for Governor on November 5th. I need you to Get Out and Vote for our Great Republican nominee, @TateReeves. Tate is strong on Crime, tough on Illegal Immigration, and will protect your Second Amendment….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
According to Mississippi Today, Reeves has been working hard to pair himself with President Trump in television and digital advertisements, tweeting about the president more than 50 times so far this year.
In a tweet after President Trump announced the endorsement, Reeves wrote: “Thank you Mr. President. The Democrats are out-of-control and Jim Hood is completely with them. We have to stand together for the future of our great state.”
Besides Mississippi, Louisiana and Kentucky will also hold their gubernatorial races this fall, drawing the national attention.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, President Trump also urged Louisiana voters to choose one of the two Republican runners, Eddie Rispone or Ralph Abraham, instead of Democratic incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards in the state’s gubernatorial election on Oct. 12.
In August, the president made a visit to Kentucky to campaign for Matt Bevin, the state’s Republican governor running for re-election.