Reeves’ Democratic opponent, Brandon Presley, ran on expanding Medicaid and cleaning up corruption.
The Republican governor faced a barrage of attacks from Democratic challenger Brandon Presley at their only debate.
Residents of Mississippi's majority-Black capital still don't have clean water after rains worsened the existing infrastructure.
150,000 people in a Black-majority city are without clean water.
People continued to wait at distribution sites and flooded stores for water to drink, bathe, cook and flush toilets amid the Mississippi capital's water system failure.
“You’re dealing in examples that are rare,” said Republican Gov. Tate Reeves.
The CNN host asked GOP Gov. Tate Reeves if he planned to do anything differently to contain his state's devastating outbreak.
The Magnolia State is the first to enact such a ban, which is set to become law July 1. More than 20 other states are proposing similar restrictions.
Republican Tate Reeves said the ban will "protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males."
Infrastructure failures following bitterly cold temperatures caused dozens of water mains to burst and freeze, leaving thousands without running water for weeks.