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Gubernatorial candidate DuPree on the coast

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Mississippi Democrats will chose their nominee for governor among Clarksdale businessman Bill Luckett, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and two other candidates.

DuPree was on the campaign trail in Biloxi Saturday. He spent time getting to know potential voters at a school supply giveaway.

He said he'd like to see the state give a $50 per child income tax break to help parents struggling financially to pay for supplies.

DuPree also talked about what he thinks sets him apart from other candidates running for governor.

"Look at the people who are running. You look my experience, you'll see I've been a member of the board of supervisors, been a mayor, I'm still the mayor of Hattiesburg, I've been on the school board," Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Johnny DuPree said. "So we've on the ground working with people for the past 20 years. We know how to make things work. That's why we've been successful in Hattiesburg."

DuPree said he finds low voter turn out in the state disappointing, so he's encouraging all eligible voters to cast their ballots no matter who they support.

Absentee voting ended Saturday, but you can still cast your ballot when the polls open Tuesday.

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