Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, right, is greeted by a supporter as he arrives to vote at his Flowood, Miss., precinct with his wife Elee, unseen, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Reeves faces former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., for the Republican Party nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local):

10 p.m.

Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood says he will focus on issues going into the November general election. But he says he thinks newly elected Republican nominee Tate Reeves will just "throw around labels."

Hood is the four-term attorney general. He spoke Tuesday after two-term lieutenant governor Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. in a Republican primary runoff. Hood won the Democratic nomination three weeks ago.

A Constitution Party candidate and an independent also will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Mississippi law limits Republican Gov. Phil Bryant to two terms, and he is supporting Reeves.

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9:15 p.m.

Mississippi Republican gubernatorial nominee Tate Reeves says his goal is to unite his party and "ensure that Mississippi does not elect a liberal Democrat to the office of governor."

Reeves is the second-term lieutenant governor. He defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. in a primary runoff Tuesday.

Reeves will face Democrat Jim Hood, the state's fourth-term attorney general, in the Nov. 5 general election.

Reeves says "a lot of good people" voted for Waller and he wants to earn their votes.

Waller said Tuesday that he "ran a campaign we can be proud of."

Mississippi law limits Republican Gov. Phil Bryant to two terms.

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8:40 p.m.

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has won the Republican nomination for governor and will face Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two other candidates in November.

Reeves defeated former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. in Tuesday's primary runoff.

Mississippi, Louisiana and Kentucky are the only states electing governors this year. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is limited to two terms by Mississippi law. Bryant endorsed Reeves.

The 45-year-old Reeves has presided over the Mississippi Senate for two terms as lieutenant governor after two terms as state treasurer. He has campaigned on a record of cutting taxes and opposing Medicaid expansion.

Waller said Mississippi should consider increasing the gasoline tax to pay for improving highways and bridges. He also said Mississippi should seek federal permission to let low-income residents purchase Medicaid coverage.

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8 p.m.

Mississippi's rival GOP gubernatorial candidates are eagerly awaiting results in their primary runoff.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. after Republican voters selected nominees for governor, attorney general and transportation commissioner. Democrats selected a public service commissioner nominee.

In the gubernatorial runoff, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is competing against retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. Reeves is endorsed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who is limited to two terms under Mississippi law.

Reeves fell just short of a majority in the GOP primary Aug. 6, forcing Tuesday's runoff. Waller is endorsed by the candidate eliminated in the first round of voting, state Rep. Robert Foster.

The winner will advance to the Nov. 5 general election to face Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Two candidates running low-budget campaigns will also be on that ballot.

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1:30 a.m.

Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for governor — either Reeves fell just short of a majority in a three-person GOP primary Aug. 6. He is endorsed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who could not seek a third term. Waller is endorsed by the candidate eliminated in the first round of voting, state Rep. Robert Foster.

The winner of Tuesday's Republican runoff will advance to the Nov. 5 general election to face Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Two candidates running low-budget campaigns will also be on that ballot.

Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana are the only states electing a governor this year.

Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., speaks to reporters about his hopes for a big turnout of supporters in his runoff race against Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for the GOP nomination for governor, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at his Jackson, Miss., voting precinct. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves signs his name onto the electronic voting log as poll worker Shirley Trigg checks his voter id in his Flowood, Miss., precinct, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Reeves is in a runoff for the Republican Party nomination for governor against former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Sisters-in-law Bae Waller, left, and Yonnie Waller, of former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., a candidate for the GOP nomination for governor, rush to get his campaign sign out of the rain at a north Jackson, Miss., precinct, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Waller faces Lt. Governor Tate Reeves in the runoff for the Republican Party nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves speaks with reporters about the final days of the runoff campaign, for the GOP nomination for governor, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at his Flowood, Miss., voting precinct. Reeves faces former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., for the party's nomination. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A supporter of former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justsice Bill Waller Jr., plants a sign on the lawn of the Liberty Baptist Church in Flowood, Miss., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The church serves as a voting precinct in Flowood, Miss. Waller is in a runoff race against Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for the GOP nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., right, shakes the hand of his Jackson, Miss., voting precinct bailiff Herbert Broome, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, after voting at his Jackson, Miss., precinct. Waller is in a runoff race against Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for the GOP nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., a candidate for the GOP nomination for governor, right, and his wife Charlotte Waller, put their
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves speaks with reporters about the final days of the runoff campaign, for the GOP nomination for governor, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at his Flowood, Miss., voting precinct. Reeves faces former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., for the party's nomination. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, left, confers with friend, Hibbett Neel, outside a north Jackson, Miss., precinct, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, after voting. Hosemann is the GOP party's nominee for lieutenant governor. Featured among the GOP runoff races are contests for the gubernatorial nomination and attorney general. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., speaks about his hopes for a big turnout of supporters in his runoff race against Lt. Governor Tate Reeves for the GOP nomination for governor, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at his Jackson, Miss., voting precinct. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Bob Rosson holds a sign supporting Bill Waller during a primary runoff election at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Miss. on Tuesday, Aug.  27, 2019.  Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for governor, either second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves or retired state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photograph, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood, a gubernatorial candidate, speaks to supporters, in Jackson, Miss., after winning the party primary. Hood spoke Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at a locally owned grocery store in the Delta town of Indianola of wanting to reduce the state's 7 percent sales tax on groceries to give working people a break. (AP Photo/Charles A. Smith, File)