Keep an eye on governor’s race

Johnny DuPree scored an impressive victory to secure the Democratic nomination in the Mississippi governor’s race.

DuPree, the popular Hattiesburg mayor, defeated a better-funded opponent, Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett, by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.

Although DuPree recently led in the primary, a number of political observers claimed before the voting that the runoff was set up well for Luckett. The perception was that Luckett not only had more money to spend but that he would benefit from the perception of being a more formidable challenger to the GOP nominee, Phil Bryant, in November.

The Enterprise-Journal, McComb
vis Hattiesburg American
8/31/11