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Rankin County Paper Snubbing Dems?

If you are a Rankin County resident and read the Rankin County News or the Rankin Leader, you might not be aware that Johnny DuPree and Bill Luckett face each other in tomorrow's run off election.

A sample ballot appears in the Aug. 17 edition of the weekly paper listing the Republican candidates for District 20 state senator, coroner, District 4 supervisor and state treasurer. The Democratic governor's runoff, however, is not mentioned in the ballot or the front-page article about the runoffs.

Rankin County News and Rankin Leader Publisher Marcus Bowers said the omission was an oversight and not intentional.

"I was busy, and with so much going on, I forgot," Bowers said today. Bowers said he may run a correction next week, even though it will be after the primary at that point.

Rankin County Democratic Party Chairman James Parker worries that the county's turnout for the Democratic runoff will suffer as a result.

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I'm not surprised by this. A slip of the will I bet. Thank God the Democrat(ic) party wasn't standing outside in a parking lot other, otherwise it might have gotten run over too. Get ready for another monumental political upset when Johnny DuPree takes the party to the State House of Mississippi.


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