Republican Phil Bryant Wins Miss. Governor's Race

Tuesday, 08 Nov 2011 10:47 PM

 

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Phil Bryant of Brandon has won the Mississippi governor's race, succeeding term-limited Haley Barbour.

He defeated Democrat Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg on Tuesday.

Barbour had flirted with running for the Republican nomination for president, but chose not to. He couldn't seek a third term as governor.

The 56-year-old Bryant makes history as the first Republican to succeed another one as Mississippi governor in modern times. Barbour unseated a one-term Democrat in 2003.

DuPree is the first black candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor. He's in his third term as mayor of Hattiesburg.

Bryant outspent DuPree 7-to-1.

Republicans have held the Mississippi Governor's Mansion for four of the past five terms.

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