Lynn Fitch ended nearly 150 years of Democrat control of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office tonight and made history, as the first woman elected to the post.
Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement congratulating Fitch on her victory.
“Mississippi voters know Lynn Fitch is a strong advocate for the Magnolia State and isn’t afraid of hard work. As the first Republican Attorney General since Reconstruction, Lynn has a tremendous opportunity to reshape the office. I look forward to working alongside Lynn and having her join us in our efforts to preserve, promote, and protect the rule of law nationally, while ensuring Mississippi is the safest place to live, work, and raise a family.”
RAGA Executive Director Adam Piper echoed Chairman Paxton’s remarks.
“Mississippi voters sent a clear message in electing a constitutional conservative over a radical liberal. Attorney General-elect Lynn Fitch’s experience, focus on public safety, and commitment to the rule of law was affirmed by voters as the right choice. For the first time in nearly 150 years, Mississippi will have a Republican Attorney General and Lynn Fitch’s historic win has helped Republicans retake the majority. RAGA is proud to have supported Lynn Fitch’s historic candidacy and looks forward to having her leadership among our ranks nationally.”
Fitch’s victory, along with victories by Daniel Cameron, who will be Kentucky’s first African American Attorney General and first Republican since 1948, and incumbent Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who trounced his opponent by 33 points, provided RAGA a clean sweep of 2019 races and places Republicans back in the majority.