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Marcus Dupree endorses Bill Luckett — but what about Ron Williams?

Magnolia Marketplace has made a habit of not paying much attention to political endorsements. That’s because they rarely mean much of anything. There are exceptions, but not many.

So when Democratic candidate for governor Bill Luckett announced Thursday morning that Marcus Dupree, who a lot of folks think is the best high school football player Mississippi has ever produced, had endorsed the Clarksdale lawyer, it was strange. Why? Because Dupree endorsed GOP candidate Ron Williams back in February. You can view video of Dupree making official his affinity for Williams here.

Dupree worked for Williams’ hazardous material clean-up company after the oil spill, which probably had a lot to do with his original decision to endorse the Moss Point businessman.

We reached Williams on his cell phone, and he said he had been made aware of Dupree’s switch this morning.

“Marcus is a good guy,” Williams said. “It is what it is.” Williams added that he was under the impression that Dupree was trying to get Morgan Freeman,who’s been a big part of Luckett’s campaign, to back a movie about Dupree’s life, which would explain the flip.

Williams didn’t seem overly bothered by Dupree’s decision, probably because of what we mentioned earlier — these things rarely pack any real voting punch. “But I’m starting to understand why Jackson is so messed up,” he said of the weird things politics can make otherwise reasonable people do.

 And this is among the weirdest we’ve seen in a while.

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