Johnny Dupree, the mayor of Hattiesburg, Miss. and first African American candidate selected to run for Governor in the state, lost on Tuesday in the state’s Gubernatorial election. See also: Herman Cain Lawyer Lin Wood: New Accusers Should ‘Think Twice’ See also: Weekend Getaway Guide: Washington, D.C. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant won in a landslide victory with […]

Though it’s a longshot, the state of Mississippi has a chance today to elect its first Black governor in Johnny DuPree. DuPree is the first African American to win a major party nomination for governor in the Dixie state. He is also the mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Despite the historic nature of this race, DuPree […]

JACKSON, Miss. — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree on Tuesday became the first black candidate in modern times to win major-party nod for Mississippi governor in a state that hasn’t had a black statewide official since Reconstruction. DuPree, 57, won a Democratic primary runoff and advances to the Nov. 8 general election to face Republican Lt. […]