Luckett leads DuPree, Fitch leads Yancey in campaign spending leading to Miss. primary runoffs

JACKSON, Miss. — Clarksdale attorney and developer Bill Luckett has topped the $1 million spending mark in his campaign for Mississippi governor.

His opponent in next week’s Democratic primary runoff, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, has spent $481,716.

The two Democrats, combined, have spent less than half of what the Republican nominee for governor has spent.

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant won the GOP nomination for governor on Aug. 2. His campaign had spent more than $3.1 million by late July.

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in the Aug. 23 runoffs to file campaign finance reports. Bryant was not required to file.

AP
8/16/11