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November 3rd, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Historic race for Mississippi governor

Johnny DuPree was the first black  mayor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; now, he's the first African American whose ever had a shot at becoing the governor of the state. Many of the Democrat's positions are similar to those of his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant. Still, Joseph Parker, a professor emeritus of political science with University of Southern Mississippi, said a win for DuPree would be "like Moses rolling back the Red Sea."

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