Prosecutors square off in race for Mississippi attorney general
“I have had the opportunity to do what Jesus taught us to do – fight for the widows, orphans and the elderly,” the Democrat Hood said recently at one of the rare joint appearances between the two candidates. “As attorney general I have been able to do that, going after cybercrimes, cyberbulling, perverts; educating parents; protecting vulnerable adults.”
The Republican Hurst, besides touting his record of prosecuting public corruption cases in Mississippi, also has highlighted his conservative social values and has accused Hood of being “a lapdog” for Democratic President Barack Obama.
Hurst has said the campaign is about “stopping President’s Obama’s radical agenda, protecting our religious liberties, ending public corruption and a promise that Mississippi can do better.”