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photo shows Tate Reeves and Elee Reeves walking through the garden of the governor's mansion, a white wall behind them

Fact Check: Touring Tate Reeves’ $3.3 Million Governor’s Mansion Renovations

The first thing you see when starting a tour of the historic and regal Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is a lot of pink. Pink walls, rugs infused with salmon splashes, and antique magenta and gold chairs. A delicate pink chandelier glows overhead in the formal Front Rose Parlor in the oldest part of the mansion in downtown Jackson. Each room’s nickname in the older part of the mansion is its color.

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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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