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Representative Steve Hopkins drops out of Mississippi Senate race

Steve Hopkins
Photo courtesy of Representative Steve Hopkins

State Representative Steve Hopkins, R-Southaven, has officially withdrawn from his State Senate campaign just a couple of months after announcing that he would not be running for reelection for his House seat.

Hopkins made it known in January that he would not be seeking to reclaim his current seat, but he would instead challenge incumbent Senator Mike McLendon, R-Hernando, for his Senate District 1 seat. Nevertheless, a change of heart has caused Hopkins to veer down a different path.

The Mississippi Freedom Caucus member will now join the Conservative Coalition of Mississippi, a political entity whose goal is to elect a large wave of conservatives into state office by 2027. His new mission is to advance conservative values in the Magnolia State by endorsing candidates who espouse said views to hold important government office positions.

“Today, I am officially suspending my campaign for State Senate. This was a difficult decision to make since it has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of Mississippi as State Representative. However, I have decided that this is the best way to ensure success for the Conservative Coalition of Mississippi, which seeks to elect 50 grassroots conservatives to the legislature by 2027,” Hopkins wrote on social media.

With Hopkins removing himself from the District 1 race, McLendon is now running unopposed.

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