Mississippi and Louisiana governor races tight as Democrats try to overcome states’ GOP leans

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Gubernatorial races in Mississippi and Louisiana will show whether the states’ deep Republican leans are strong enough hold back Democratic candidates with strong support in the polls ahead of Election Day.

Mississippi voters on Tuesday will decide on a successor to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who must leave office after eight years due to term limits. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, 45, is the Republican nominee, and has the support of President Trump, who rallied voters in Mississippi on Saturday.

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