Here are some more excerpts from lt gov candidates Billy Hewes and Tate Reeves thrashing each other a bit at the Mississippi Press Association convention on Saturday. Read more in Sunday's Sun Herald. Enjoy:
Hewes has decried Reeves TV ads accusing lawmakers of overborrowing and calling Reeves a watchdog. The Reeves camp on Saturday was incensed by a Hewes ad out Friday that portrays Reeves as a chihuahua instead of a watchdog.
Hewes, 49, said the lieutenant governor’s office “is like no other statewide elected office” and that legislative experience is a requirement to lead the Senate.“The office doesn’t lend itself well to on-the-job training,” Hewes said. “Nothing speaks like experience."
Reeves, 37, said Hewes’ two decades in the Legislature means he would bring the same old politics and policy to the office.
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“With his 20 years in the Legislature...in this campaign he hasn’t talked about his accomplishments, instead his most recent ad is a false and misleading ad about me,” Reeves said.