Brandon Presley stands with potential voters holding his campaign signs at JSU
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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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Brandon Presley leading a rally on the War of Corruption in front of stairs while others hold signs with his name
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Presley Will Be Lone Democrat In Governor Primary, Court Rules

Brandon Presley will be the only Democratic candidate for Mississippi governor on the Aug. 8 primary ballot and thus the party’s de facto nominee after the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s order to place another candidate, Bob Hickingbottom, on the ballot.

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