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Governor candidates making final cases to Neshoba audience

(AP) — Republican Tate Reeves says he’s running for governor because he believes Mississippi is on the right track and he wants to keep the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton from controlling the state.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Hood says Mississippi needs to improve roads. He also says voters should be skeptical when candidates label their opponents rather than talk about issues.

Candidates for Mississippi governor spoke to rowdy crowds Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair, days in advance of party primaries that could determine the Republican and Democratic nominees.

Republican Bill Waller Jr. says Mississippi needs “excitement” about improving highways.

Republican Robert Foster says the state needs to eliminate the personal income tax and rely more on sales taxes and the gas tax.