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Author: Meredith Coleman McGee

Brandon Presley stands with potential voters holding his campaign signs at JSU

Presley Courts Black Voters in Mississippi Governor Campaign, A Shift From 2019

In early October, Mississippi Democratic candidate for governor Brandon Presley crisscrossed Jackson, shaking hands and taking selfies as he courted residents in the nearly 83%-Black capital city. He needed Jacksonians to vote if he was to have any chance of defeating incumbent Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Nov. 7, he told supporters. He has made more efforts to court Black voters than the party’s 2019 nominee, Jim Hood.

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