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DuPree makes history, wins Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor

He is the first black candidate to win a major-party nod for the state’s top job

JACKSON — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has won the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor, becoming the first black candidate to win major-party nod for the state’s top job.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree wins the Deomcratic nomination for governor

DuPree defeated Clarksdale attorney and developer Bill Luckett in Tuesday’s Democratic primary runoff.

He advances to the Nov. 8 general election to face Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who already has spent more than twice as much as DuPree and Luckett, combined.

Independent Will Oatis of Silver Creek is running for governor. Two rival factions of the Reform Party also want to put a candidate in the race, but the state Board of Election Commissioners has not yet decided which Reform candidate — if either — can to run.

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour could not seek a third term this year.


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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

One comment

  1. Sade Turnipseed

    I am so proud of Mississippians!
    Let’s really make history and do what we can to make sure this great man goes all the way to the Mississippi State Capitol!!!!

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