In less than two weeks Mississippi voters will choose their candidates in the statewide primaries. In a series of reports MPB news is examining the campaigns of top gubernatorial candidates. MPB’s Daniel Cherry met up with Democratic candidate Bill Luckett for a campaign stop in Jackson.
Bill Luckett is at the General Missionary Baptist State Convention in Jackson. Nearly a thousand people will attend, and Luckett is camped out at the only entrance. He gets a few hundred hand shakes in before the event.
“The surprise is how many people recognize me because I’m pretty much an unknown. I’ve never run for office before. My name I.D. is up in the 40% bracket right now, and I haven’t really done any paid media like television.”