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Mayor Yarber named as rising Mississippi political star by MSNBC

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber was named as a rising political star in Mississippi on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown.

Yarber, a Democrat, is a former member of the Jackson City Council and was elected Mayor last spring.

According to MSNBC, he has been talked about as a possible candidate for Congress in Mississippi's Second District.

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton was also named as a rising political star for the Magnolia State. He was elected in 2013 as the first Democratic Tupelo mayor in 28 years. He was praised for how he handled the city's recovery after a tornado devastated the city a few months back.

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, a Republican, was also on the list. She is the first woman to hold the position as treasurer. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was also named, and is said to have his eye on the Governor's Mansion in 2019.

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