Governor Candidate Visits

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Mississippi candidate for governor, Johnny DuPree, paid a visit to Meridian Friday night.

Hattiesburg's mayor spoke at an event called "Making Mississippi First".

The Democrat talked a lot about jobs and education, saying those issues are crucial to his campaign platform.

"It's important we empower our people by letting them have a voice, and have a seat at the table, and that's what we're doing," DuPree said.

DuPree is vying for the Democratic nomination, along with Delta businessman Bill Luckett, William Compton of Meridian, and Guy Shaw of Coffeeville.

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  • by C.C. Location: Meridian, MS on Jul 6, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    Unless the intention was to keep this a small intimate gathering, then the advertising was NOT adequate to announce Mr. DuPree's visit. Considering that Meridian is one of the largest cities in MS, Mr. DuPree's campaign efforts will not be wasted in this area. I would love to meet Mr. DuPree and hear his plans for job growth and education. Also, for those campaigning "for" Mr. DuPree, your tone should be more helpful than alienating.
  • by Campaign Person Location: Meridian on Jun 25, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    Join the Lauderdale Democratic Party to learn about all democratic candidate events to stay informed! Over 400 people were invited to this event. We had a nice time. Have a blessed day.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    I agree with you. The DuPree campaign should have done a better job of advertising its event.
  • by Beth Location: Meridian on Jun 24, 2011 at 09:10 PM
    It would have been nice to have known about Mr. Dupree's visit before hand. I'm sure the crowd might have been larger.
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      by Dawn on Jun 26, 2011 at 07:26 AM in reply to Beth
      Dear Sir or Ma’am: I greatly appreciate your concern. Please know that there were 400 facebook invites, 100 emails, 100 phone calls & 50 letters were mailed. You may also visit to stay current on Mayor DuPree's events. Thanks, Dawn County Coordinator for Johnny DuPree for Governor Contact #601-938-5119.
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