Luckett goes before CL ed board

Editor’s note: The Clarion-Ledger editorial board has invited candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to discuss their campaigns. Stories will run as candidates appear at the meetings.

Bill Luckett believes he can become Mississippi’s next governor, despite the wave of Republican sentiment that has swelled under Gov. Haley Barbour the past eight years.

“The Democratic Party is the party for most of the people (in Mississippi) – or it should be,” he said during a meeting Tuesday with The Clarion-Ledger editorial board. “There’s a lot of opportunity out there that I think I can kindle.”

Clarion Ledger
7/12/11