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Neshoba Fair heats up with political speeches

Round one of stump speeches at the Neshoba County Fair wrapped up Thurday, and eyes were set on future elections for several of the speakers.

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves mentioned what would be a reelection campaign for him in 2015 but never said whether he will run.

They say that the Democrats want to beat me, they say that the moderates are looking for a candidate, and they even say that some of my fellow conservatives may want to run against me," Reeves said to a crowd at the fair pavilion. "Now, does this surprise me? Not at all."

During a "Truth and Justice Tour" in Hattiesburg earlier this month, state senator Chris McDaniel said supporters should prepare for 2015. Although he did not say what his plans were, he did mention Reeves several times throughout the night and said he is the reason for certain legislation not passing this session.

"We've put ‘In God We Trust' on the state seal, we've made Mississippi a safe place for unborn children. We're doing the things that conservatives across our state have asked us to do, and we look forward to continue doing those things in the next legislative session," Reeves said Wednesday in response to McDaniel's comments.

Reeves didn't expand much on what to expect for next year's session, but he did make it known that the United  States senate race is going to be a pivotal moment for Mississippi republicans.

"We've got a lot of work to do, but the way to do that is by winning elections and it starts right here in November," he said.

The lieutenant governor wasn't the only one with his mind on November. Attorney General  Jim Hood used time in his speech to show support for Travis Childers, the Democratic opponent of incumbent Thad Cochran.

Even though Cochran and Childers do not speak until Thursday, folks at the Fair still showed their support ahead of time with stickers and signs. That's not surprising, especially since word is flying that tea partiers will be at the Fair for the speeches on Thursday, continuing to show support for McDaniel.

For a full list of who will be speaking Thursday, visit this link

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