Voters react to candidates Reeves, Hood and find creative ways to engage with debate


GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE WAS WATCHED BY THOUSANDS ONLINE AND ON T-V. AND DOZENS MORE DECIDED TO MAKE A NIGHT OF IT. MEL: THERE WAS A WATCH PARTY AT THE BARREL HOUSE IN FONDREN. AS 12 NEWS’ ALEX LOVE REPORTS, THE ATMOSPHERE WAS ELECTRIC. WHILE TATE REEVES AND JIM HOOD TAKE THE STAGE IN HATTIESBURG TO PERSUADE THEIR IDEAS FOR MISSISSSIPPI’S FUTURE PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE STATE WILL BE WATCHING AND HERE IN JACKSON ARE FINDING CREATIVE WAYS TO ENGAGE. ALEX LOVE – INSTEAD OF WATCHING ALONE ON THE COUCH VOTERS LEFT THURSDAYS GOVERNOR DEBATE PLEASED WITH BOTH CANDIDATES APPROACH. NATHAN GATLIN: MISSISSIPPI VOTER TATE REEVES IN MY OPINION WAS ABLE TO EXPRESS MORE FACTS THAN WHAT HE DID IN THE PRIMARIES AGAINST WALLER AND FOSTER. BEN LEWIS: MISSISSIPPI VOTER JIM HOOD WAS SUPERB I THOUGHT HE CAME IN ON THE OFFENSE AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THAT. ALEX LOVE – FROM EDUCATION, TO HEALTHCARE, INFRASTRUCTURE AND MORE MOST WERE PLEASED TO SEE THEIR BIGGEST ISSUES BROUGHT UP. BEN LEWIS: VOTER RURAL HOSPITALS, TELEMEDICINE IS NOT GOING TO FIX RURAL HOSPITALS. PEOPLE THAT I KNOW IN YAZOO CITY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO INTERNET SO HOW ARE THEY GOING TO THEIR DOCTOR. TALKING ABOUT TEACHER PAY, MY PARENTS RAISED ME AND THEY’RE BOTH TEACHERS. THEY ALL WORKED SO HARD IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM AND THEY SPENT SO MUCH OF THEIR OWN MONEY. $1500 IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET. ALEX LOVE – AND TO KEEP VIEWERS ENGAGED AND FOLLOW WHAT EACH CANDIDATE DISCUSSED MISSISSIPPI TODAY CREATED A DEBATE BINGO GAME LEADING TO DOOR PRIZES IF COMPLETED. DORSEY CARSON: MISSISSIPPI VOTER PART OF POLITICS IS WHAT ARE PEOPLE DOING, I MEAN IT’S THE PUBLIC ISSUE AND SO THAT WAS FUN AND FOR MY NINE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO WAS ABLE TO GO UP THERE AND GET A BINGO CARD I THOUGHT IT WAS CLEVER AND FUN. ALEX LOVE OUTPUT STAND UP – AND DON’T FORGET ELECTION DAY FOR MISSISSIPPI’S GENERAL ELECTION IS NOVEMBER THE FIFTH FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. MAKE SURE TO STICK WITH WJTV, YOUR LOCAL ELECTIONS HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL THE LATEST UPDATES AND RESULTS. REPORTING AT THE BARRELHOUSE IN JACKSON, ALEX LOVE 12 NEWS. MEL: DON’T FORGET, IF YOU MISSED ANY OF TONIGHT’S DEBATE, YOU CAN WATCH THAT ONLINE ANYTIME. JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE, WJTV DOT COM. MEL: NOW LET’S

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