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Mississippi Democrat Who Endorsed Radical ‘Personhood’ Measure Loses Big At The Polls

By Ian Millhiser  

"Mississippi Democrat Who Endorsed Radical ‘Personhood’ Measure Loses Big At The Polls"


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Earlier this year, Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial nominee Johnny DuPree announced that he supported the so-called “personhood” measure that would have rendered all forms of abortion — and likely many forms of contraception — illegal under state law. At the polls yesterday, DuPree didn’t even come within striking distance of victory, losing by a massive 22 point margin to his Republican opponent. Meanwhile, the personhood measure was voted down by an almost equally wide 58-42 margin. As it turns out, making high profile concessions to the right-wing wasn’t actually a winning electoral strategy for DuPree.

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