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Fitch ousts Martin, reelected as Mississippi’s attorney general

Photo courtesy of Attorney General Lynn Fitch

Republican incumbent Lynn Fitch has secured her second term as attorney general of Mississippi, beating Democratic challenger Greta Kemp Martin after both ran unopposed in the primary election.

The race was called shortly after the polls closed, with Fitch having approximately 60 percent of votes at the time. Despite being known as an outspoken candidate, Martin failed to procure the required number of votes needed to become the first Democrat in the position since former attorney general Jim Hood.

Fitch, who was at the forefront of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, plans to continue working to assist women and families in a “post-Roe” Mississippi.

“When I started, I set out to transform the attorney general’s office to meet the priorities in Mississippi. We created partnerships with our law enforcement to keep our communities safe and secure,” Fitch explained. “Not only have we led in Mississippi that we are in a new era for empowering women and promoting life, we are already passing laws to give women resources, opportunities, and support for their families and themselves so they can be thriving in their family situation.”

The longtime Jackson attorney and former treasurer has also expressed that she will continue to increase efforts to reduce human trafficking, enact regulations aimed at protecting children from harmful online content, and create policies that keep drugs out of the state.

“We empowered Mississippians to take on challenges like human trafficking and fentanyl,” Fitch added. “So, with another four years, I’ll continue to protect Mississippi while driving towards the solutions that give us our very best future.”

Other statewide races called early
  • Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent Republican Delbert Hosemann defeated Democratic challenger D. Ryan Grover. Hosemann wants to make community college free and find a solution to the state’s ongoing healthcare crisis during his upcoming term.
  • Secretary of State: Incumbent Republican Michael Watson defeated last-minute Democratic challenger Ty Pinkins. Watson plans to continue educating young people on the voting process while reducing regulations on businesses.
  • State Auditor: Incumbent Republican Shad White defeated Democratic challenger Larry Bradford. White vows to continue clawing back misspent taxpayer dollars.
  • State Treasurer: Incumbent Republican David McRae defeated Democratic challenger Addie Lee Green. McRae wants to use the next four years to return more unclaimed money while furthering the state’s college savings program.
  • Ag Commissioner: Incumbent Republican Andy Gipson defeated Democratic challenger Robert Bradford. Gipson wants to supply solutions to the ongoing drought and its victims while supplying residents with locally grown produce amid record inflation.
  • Insurance Commissioner: Incumbent Republican Mike Chaney will continue his reign as the longest-standing elected official in Mississippi, defeating Democratic challenger Bruce Burton. Chaney plans to expand insurance coverage over all major industries while pushing insurance companies to charge low or fair rates to consumers.

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