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Jackson MS Mayoral Race

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Chokwe Lumumba challenged Yarber on not filing legally required annual financial disclosure reports to the state Ethics Commission for several years, and asked him about statements he had made in his "Man Tips" book about having to defer to his wife on financial matters. Drawing a  sharp contrast between those kinds of questions and the Citizens for Decency ad that uses video that has been circulating in social media and email boxes for weeks, including by campaigns of candidates who did not make it into the runoff.
He also challenged his opponent for "playing the victim," considering that he had been on the receiving end of being called "all kinds of names and questioning my Christianity." Last week, the Lumumba campaign posted on Instagram about Yarber supporters, including pastors, trying to paint him as a Muslim Jackson Freepress