Welcome to The Homestretch, a daily blog featuring the most comprehensive coverage of the 2023 Mississippi governor’s race. This page, curated by the Mississippi Today politics team, will feature the biggest storylines of the 2023 governor’s race at 7 a.m. every day between now and the Nov. 7 election.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Tate Reeves and his Democratic challenger Brandon Presley are furiously sprinting to the Nov. 7 election.

The race, according to political operatives on both sides, is very much still in question. Many believe a Nov. 28 runoff might be needed. Republicans may not be motivated, while the Democratic nominee is courting a big base turnout.

Just 16 days out, here are the biggest storylines to date.

Headlines From The Trail

Republican, Democratic operatives on high alert for first governor’s race runoff in state history

Donald Trump was Tate Reeves’ silver bullet in 2019 governor’s race. Not this year.

Should Tate Reeves be concerned about Republican voter enthusiasm?

It’s official: Democrat Brandon Presley fulfills promise to campaign in all 82 counties

Despite vows of ‘debates,’ there will be only one for Mississippi governor race

Gov. Tate Reeves, needing to shore up right-wing turnout, attends closed-door meeting with concerned conservatives

At Jackson State homecoming, Brandon Presley pledges to advocate for Mississippi HBCUs

Democrat Brandon Presley outraises GOP Gov. Tate Reeves in home stretch

‘Let’s Go Brandon’: Why Democrats are hoping for an upset in Mississippi

Gov. Reeves used state plane for Mardi Gras party and family trip to coast

Competitive gubernatorial stretch run still favors GOP incumbent Gov. Tate Reeves

Analysts explain why Louisiana Governor’s race isn’t good predictor of what’s to come in Mississippi

Republicans hope Landry’s Louisiana win bodes well for governors’ races in Mississippi, Kentucky

Beware: National reporters, here to cover Mississippi governor’s race, are out for blood

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.