DuPree Addresses Meridian Kiwanis Club

As we creep closer to primary elections in Mississippi, candidates continue sharing their messages with groups and individuals.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, spoke to the Meridian Kiwanis Club Wednesday.

DuPree said he wants to see the state become everything he believes it can be.

"Mississippi hasn't fulfilled all of the promise that it could," said DuPree. "It has much more potential than we've achieved. And I think that we have to start looking at that potential, and building on that potential. And I think it's time to do that."

There are three other Democrats in the Aug. 2 primary race with DuPree. they are Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, William Compton of Meridian, and Guy Shaw of Coffeeville.

And seven of the candidates for governor are participating in a live televised debate Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It's being held at Mississippi College and will air on WTOK-TV.


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  • by Friend of H'burg Location: Meridian on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    DuPree is not a viable candidate. He has cut jobs, spent money carelessly, and has not improved the city of Hattiesburg at all since he took office. If he runs this state like he did Hattiesburg, we are in big trouble.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 04:05 PM
    i think everyone sends out a psa to the tv,radio and other media outlets ahead of time.
  • by mc on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    DuPree WHO??!?!?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 01:00 AM
    dupree knows he doesnt have a real chance of winning....a slim chance, especially since he isnt getting much exposure and doesnt seem to be putting in much effort as other candidates
  • by C.C. Location: Meridian, MS on Jul 20, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    Once again we are finding out about Mr. Dupree's visit to Meridian AFTER his visit. It would be nice to know ahead of time when Mr. Dupree will be in this area. Why does it seem like only a select group get invited to see him? Doesn't he want a large group of people to vote for him? It's time to run a big campaign for a big race.
  • by Just Saying! on Jul 20, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    Mayor Dupree seems to be a viable candidate, but he's limiting his exposure. There are a lot of people who don't know him or his platform even this late in the game.
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