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Bryant Wins GOP Primary; Dems to have Runoff

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Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant is the Republican candidate for governor.

Phil Bryant won the Republican primary last night and Democratic governor candidates Bill Luckett and Johnny DuPree face a run off.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that with 1,647 of 1,873 precincts reporting, Bryant received 149,385 votes. Dave Dennis came in second with 65,811 votes.


DuPree received 145,430 votes, or 43 percent, and Luckett received 134,925, or 40 percent.

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164235
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I get the feeling that Luckett may start campaigning today. We hadn't gotten the impression that his heart was in trying to win before now -- or he took it for granted. Not sure. No doubt, DuPree has a real operation. It spoke last night.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2011-08-03T10:11:29-06:00
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164237
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I just can't stop from automatically screaming DOUCHE BAG when I see Phil Bryant.

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Lori G
Date
2011-08-03T11:06:03-06:00
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164238
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Sidebar, but did anyone else see this on Sheriff McMillan's campaign facebook page: "We are reviewing the returns for the Sheriff's race in Hinds County. If you experienced any problems at the polls yesterday, ranging from the polls not opening at 7:00 AM to candidates names being left off the ballot to the Sheriff's race not appearing on the ballot at all," Somethin' smells fishy in Hinds county (shocker I know).

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RobbieR
Date
2011-08-03T11:53:12-06:00
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164240
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Interesting tidbit in regards to the gubanatorial primaries last night. We had a total of 673,069 people vote in both primaries. 392,338 in the democratic primary and 280,731 in the republican primary. We all know why a boat load of people voted as democrats in the metro, the sheriffs race. But it makes me wonder with a runoff between Dupree and Luckett, will it still be that strong of a turn out, now that its singled down to those two (Dupree and Luckett).

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Duan C.
Date
2011-08-03T12:18:01-06:00
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164241
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If DuPree pulls a win from the runoff, and right now that seems likely, I would actually have a candidate to get excited about voting for in November for Governor. I can't see myself voting for Luckett.

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Jeff Lucas
Date
2011-08-03T12:44:59-06:00
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164251
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Donna, Luckett is campaigning today, you're right. I've gotten (a few) emails from his camp (or supporters) today. I got one from Dupree's camp. I am surprised a bit by the lack of correspondence from Dupree's camp compared to days leading to the election.

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Queen601
Date
2011-08-03T14:14:20-06:00

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