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Mississippi AG Jim Hood still undecided on run for governor

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JACKSON, Miss (AP) -

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he still has not decided whether he will seek re-election or run for governor in 2019.

He tells the Associated Press that he hopes whoever runs for attorney general will respect the office and the people who work there.

Hood spoke Tuesday after Republican state Rep. Mark Baker announced as a candidate for attorney general in the coming year. Baker says he wants to change the way the office is run. He has long criticized Hood for hiring private attorneys to file lawsuits on behalf of the state.

Hood is in his fourth term as attorney general and is the only Democrat holding statewide office in Mississippi. He says people across party lines are urging him to run for governor. Hood says his wife, Debbie, has to be comfortable with a decision before he will announce his political plans.

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