HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - 2nd District Congressman Bennie Thompson has endorsed Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree for governor.
Thompson made public his support for the mayor Tuesday, saying he's a leader capable of moving the state into a posture for progressive change.
Dupree says he welcomes the endorsement.
"Just as I'm elated to get other endorsements, I'm equally elated to get his endorsement and I think it gives us a boost," said Dupree. "Anytime you get local officials and federal officials endorsing you, it says a lot about your ability," Dupree said.
Dupree is facing Clarksdale attorney Bill Luckett in the Aug. 2 Democratic Primary.