Gubernatorial Debate

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Republican Phil Bryant has called for an education program that would bring dropouts back into school to continue their education and learn a skill.

Bryant and Democrat Johnny DuPree appeared together Friday night
in a televised debate at the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson.

They're the only candidates remaining in the Nov. 8 general election for governor. An independent dropped out and the state Election Commission removed a Reform Party candidate because he's
seeking another office.

DuPree said he wants the state to use early childhood education programs to make sure children are ready to go to school.

Bryant is the first-term lieutenant governor. DuPree is the third-term mayor of Hattiesburg.

They're competing to succeed Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who
is limited to two terms.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 at 01:12 AM
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 at 08:22 AM
    It was a good reflection of Mississippi...absolutely nothing in the mind of the average person.
  • by leo Location: meridian on Oct 15, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    What was that it was not a DEBATE.
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