Dupree gets endorsement from Rep. Thompson

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.

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