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Consultant aims to boost low-budget Dem for Miss. governor

Robert GRay

Robert Gray

JACKSON — A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he’s trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who spent no money to win the party’s nomination for Mississippi governor.

The Washington-based consultant, Dane Strother, set up a website aimed at raising money to defeat Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

Strother tells The Associated Press he hasn’t met Gray but likes what he has read. Strother says the Democratic Party has been “beaten to a pulp in the South,” and somebody needs to step up.

The consultant says his effort is not connected to the Mississippi Democratic Party.

Gray said Tuesday that he’s working to set up a campaign. He drove a load of Mississippi-grown sweet potatoes to Pennsylvania after winning the Aug. 4 primary.


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