DuPree Files Qualifying Papers for Governor

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

DuPree filed qualifying papers Tuesday with the Mississippi Democratic Party.

Before being elected mayor, DuPree started a real estate agency with his wife, served on the Hattiesburg School Board, and was a Forrest County supervisor.

DuPree will be also be in Meridian Thursday as the keynote speaker for an 11 a.m. Dr. Martin Luther King program at Meridian Community College. MCC will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17.

Bill Luckett, a Clarksdale businessman and attorney, filed last week as a Democrat for governor.

Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant and Pass Christian businessman Dave Dennis have filed for governor as Republicans, and state employee James Broadwater plans to file Friday. Pearl River County supervisor Hudson Holliday also says he'll run as a Republican.

Party primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election is Nov. 8.

Gov. Haley Barbour is limited to two terms and can't run again this year.

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  • by James Location: Meridian on Jan 13, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    Dear Native: The fact you used the word "colored" shows you need to go back to your Klan meeting.
  • by Proud of my heritage Location: MS on Jan 13, 2011 at 01:03 PM
    In response to native post.There is a group that does help only whites, and they are called the KKK. But you act as thought the blacks had something to do with taking over your county. Your anger is directed at the wrong group of people. This is the very thing that is wrong with so many people in the world today and it is called.....IGNORANCE!! So if you vote or not, its your right.
  • by native on Jan 12, 2011 at 09:15 PM
    anyone who is involved with the naacp WILL NOT get my vote ! The naacp is a racist group because they only help colored people. If there was a group who helped only whites, then they would be labeled racist ! bet channel=racist If there was a white channel, then it would be considered racist ! Blacks don't have a clue to racism like the natives who were here before columbus discovered us ! I'm Native American mixed and proud of my heritage ! I don't feel anyone owes me a thing except the naacp ! This was our country and you haters owe us rent for being on our land !!! The federal government apologized for slavery but never apologized to what was done to us ! The reason behind my hate,......... ask and you will receive............. NO VOTE FOR ANYONE INVOLVED WITH THE NAACP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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