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

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.