Democratic candidates debate on campus

This year’s race for Mississippi governor will make a stop at Ole Miss next week as Democratic candidates Bill Luckett and Johhny DuPree participate in a debate at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.

The debate will host two of the four Democratic candidates for governor. Luckett, a Clarksdale businessman and attorney, and DuPree, the mayor of Hattiesburg, will be on campus while Bill Compton Jr., a teacher from Meridian, and Guy Shaw, a retired tax asessor from Yalobusha County, are not attending. Lucket and DuPree are considered the front runners for the Democratic nominee.

The primary will be held Aug. 2.

The Daily Mississippian
7/1/11