AP – Few Dems in Statewide races

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale attorney and businessman Bill Luckett have filed to run for governor. And, it’s a given Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is seeking a third term in his job.

But those three are the only serious Democratic names being bandied for statewide office at this time. On the other hand, numerous Republicans are throwing their hats in the ring.

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant is running for governor, leaving his current position wide open. Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis is running for governor as a Republican, as is James Broadwater, who’s been a state employee.