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Dupree supporters begin campaign for special election

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Some volunteers with Mayor Johnny Dupree's campaign meet in front of his headquarters Saturday morning. Some volunteers with Mayor Johnny Dupree's campaign meet in front of his headquarters Saturday morning.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg mayor Johnny Dupree spent Saturday knocking on doors and meeting voters in preparation for the city's special election on Sept. 24. He joined dozens of his supporters, who gathered at his campaign headquarters at Corinne and Hardy streets to make yard signs, pick up t-shirts and get motivated for some door-to-door campaigning.

Dupree said the key to winning this new election is getting out the vote.

"People are enthused and want to be a part of the process," he said. "They realize that only 30-something percent of the people came out to vote and they're determined and I think the other side probably to is determined that we get more people out to vote, because it really is a right and this is the only way you can determine the future of Hattiesburg," he said.

Dupree says he and his volunteers will visit all areas of the Hub City between now and election day.

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