Johnny DuPree ‘I’m the only candidate who has worked in every branch of government’


- The Dispatch: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=12586 Johnny DuPree doesn't need to be overly charismatic or wow crowds with eloquent speeches about how he plans to change the state of Mississippi. He's done it, albeit at a local level. DuPree, who'll face Bill Luckett in the Democratic primary runoff for governor Tuesday, has served as Hattiesburg's mayor for … Continue reading Johnny DuPree ‘I’m the only candidate who has worked in every branch of government’

Bill Luckett ‘I love this state and want to make it better’


- The Dispatch: http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=12585 Not being a career politician is a quality Bill Luckett thinks Mississippi needs in its next governor. The Democratic primary runoff candidate hangs his hat on his economic track record as a businessman, particularly in revitalizing his hometown of Clarksdale where multiple art galleries and restaurants grace a downtown area that … Continue reading Bill Luckett ‘I love this state and want to make it better’

Luckett outspends DuPree in Dem gov primary runoff


» State News » The Picayune Item: picayuneitem.com/statenews/x1592792651/Luckett-out...unoff JACKSON, Miss. — Clarksdale attorney and developer Bill Luckett has spent just over $1 million in his campaign for Mississippi governor, while his opponent in next week’s Democratic primary runoff, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, has spent $481,716. Money could continue to be a challenge for Democrats this … Continue reading Luckett outspends DuPree in Dem gov primary runoff

Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Dupree makes history with black-white runoff


Southern Political Report: http://www.southernpoliticalreport.com/storylink_817_2098....aspx For the first time in Mississippi’s history, a black gubernatorial candidate has advanced to the runoff of a major party. In the August 2 Democratic Primary, three-term mayor of Hattiesburg Johnny DuPree, an African-American, came in first with 43 percent of the vote, followed by 39 percent for Delta attorney Bill … Continue reading Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Dupree makes history with black-white runoff

State Employees Union Endorses Luckett for Governor


If Luckett can get the teachers and state employees to come out for him . . . is it possible? From Luckett Announcement: The Mississippi Alliance of State Employees/CWA is proud to announce our endorsement of Bill Luckett, Democratic candidate for governor of the great state of Mississippi. Bill Luckett is committed to promoting and … Continue reading State Employees Union Endorses Luckett for Governor

Analysis Nice guy or aggressive? Dems have choice


DuPree has campaigned on creating jobs, funding schools and providing a government safety net for the most vulnerable members of society. He finished first in a four-person Democratic gubernatorial primary on Aug. 2, and faces Clarksdale attorney and businessman Bill Luckett in the Aug. 23 runoff. Luckett is taking a distinctly more aggressive approach to … Continue reading Analysis Nice guy or aggressive? Dems have choice