RGA Statement on Mississippi Runoff Election

The Republican Governors Association issued the following statement in response to Johnny DuPree’s victory in the Democratic runoff for governor. DuPree will face Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who won the August 2nd Republican primary outright, in the general election.

“Phil Bryant is well-positioned to become Mississippi’s next governor,” said RGA executive director Phil Cox. “His focus on job creation and limited, responsible government is exactly the kind of approach Mississippi needs.”

“Unfortunately, Johnny DuPree supports policies that will hurt job creators and cost Mississippi hundreds of millions of dollars,” Cox said. “Phil Bryant is the only candidate voters can trust to build upon the progress Mississippi has made over the last eight years.”

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8/23/11