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Mayor Johnny DuPree continues campaign

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree is staying busy as his campaign for the state's top spot expands.

DuPree announced two months ago he would be considering a run for the job of Mississippi Governor and since then he says testing the political waters has been a positive influence on his decision.

DuPree's Facebook page has even reached it's limit on the number of friends he can have at 5,000. Now there's a fan page which can have an unlimited amount.

Through the Internet and grass roots efforts, DuPree says his goal now is to reach as many supporters as possible.

"What I have basically done right now is to try to introduce myself to people who don't know me and to reintroduce myself to some people who think they know me, but maybe they didn't know all about me and so we've been doing that because I think that's important. I think people need to know your value system. I think they need to know where you come from, so we've done that and the response I've been getting is really good," said DuPree.

While DuPree hopes to be qualified by the first of the year, he says his main priority right now, is being mayor. DuPree even has a campaign website at johnnydupree.com

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