DuPree Campaign Says No Thanks To “Luckett” Endorsement
A couple weeks ago, we spent a good amount of time on the “Dupree Endorses Luckett” press releases sent out by the Bill Luckett campaign. The intention was to fool people into thinking that Johnny DuPree, Luckett’s primary opponent, had decided to throw his support behind the Clarksdale businessman and attorney. In reality, the Dupree in question was Marcus Dupree, the famous high school football player originally from Philadelphia. Talk is that Dupree’s trying to get a movie about his life story, which was featured on ESPN’s 30 for 30 last fall, produced and Luckett’s ties to a very famous Hollywood star might open that door. Earlier in the campaign, Dupree had endorsed Ron Williams, a Gulf Coast businessman who is running for governor as a Republican.
But about endorsements and headlines. I have learned that the DuPree campaign had an individual from Clarksdale named Luckett offer to endorse the Hattiesburg mayor, which would have given the DuPree camp a “Luckett from Clarksdale endorses DuPree” headline. They almost did it as a joke, but after seeing the heat that Luckett received they decided to pass. Better judgement certainly won out in this case.