Jim Hood on Technology



We need to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges

Mississippi needs to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges--that's how we grow our economy and build stronger communities. As your governor I will:
Source: 2019 Mississippi governor campaign site HoodForGovernor.com , Dec 31, 2018

Put some money where your mouth is on infrastructure

[At the annual business "Hobnob",] Jim Hood argued a larger push to repair roads and other infrastructure by the state would help get the economy moving at a more rapid pace. "You're going to have to put some money where your mouth is," he said, "and they haven't done that at the Legislature."

Hood also took a direct swipe Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, the front-runner for the Republican nomination for governor, saying, "we need to pave public roads, and not someone's private driveway." The comment was a reference to a road project, now halted by transportation officials, that would have primarily served Reeves' gated neighborhood.

Gov. Phil Bryant [responded at the same event that] the state was spending roughly $200 million per year improving roads and infrastructure.

Source: Mississippi Clarion Ledger on 2019 Mississippi governor race , Nov 1, 2018

Focused Attorney General's office on cybercrime

Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood will announce on his plans to run for governor in 2019, he confirmed. The four-term attorney general is the state's lone statewide Democratic elected official

Hood has focused on cybercrimes during his tenure as attorney general. His use of outside legal counsel, particularly to pursue lawsuits against large corporations, has been controversial at times--particularly among Republicans.

Source: Mississippi Today on 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial race , Oct 1, 2018

Sued Google for data mining & marketing student information

Hood said, "Through this lawsuit, we want to know the extent of Google's data mining and marketing of student information to third parties. I don't think there could be any motivation other than greed for a company to deliberately keep secret how it collects and uses student information." The complaint claims that through a child's educational account, "Google tracks, records, uses and saves the online activity of Mississippi's children
Source: ARS Technica on 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial race , Jan 18, 2017

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MS Gubernatorial:
Bill Waller
David Baria-x
Howard Sherman
Phil Bryant
Robert Foster
Tate Reeves
Trent Lott
MS Senatorial:
Chris McDaniel
Cindy Hyde-Smith
David Baria
Jensen Bohren
Mike Espy
Roger Wicker

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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