Democrat candidate Hughes calls for resignation of GOP hopeful Hosemann

Democrat candidate Hughes calls for resignation of GOP hopeful Hosemann
Republican Secretary of State and candidate for lt. governor Delbert Hosemann speaks to supporters at Southeastern Construction in Lamar County Thursday. (Source: WDAM)

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - One day after Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced he is running for Lt. Governor, a Democratic opponent is calling for him to resign.

State representative Jay Hughes said Hosemann should step down as Secretary of State while he runs for Lt. Governor, “so that he is not in charge of overseeing the contested election in which he is participating.”

But, Hosemann, who campaigned in Lamar County Thursday, said he doesn’t oversee elections.

“We train the election commissioners and they certify the elections and it’s been that way for decades and decades of years in Mississippi,” Hosemann said. “The circuit clerks organize that, so we don’t run the elections on a local level. That should show you something about my opponent.”

Hosemann met with supporters at Southeastern Construction Thursday afternoon.

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