Hyde-Smith Holds Lead On Espy

Hyde-Smith Holds Lead On Espy

Hyde-Smith Holds Lead On Espy

Trump heads to MS on Monday to campaign for Hyde-Smith - his second trip to the state on the senator's behalf since October. I am the candidate that wants to move MS into the future. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy.

Reports into Hyde-Smith's past have also revealed a photo of her wearing a Confederate military-style hat in 2014. In the heavily Republican state, Hyde-Smith had always been seen as the prohibitive favorite in the race.

Hyde-Smith, who will face Black Democratic candidate Mike Espy in a runoff election Tuesday, has been under fire since she was caught at a November 2 campaign event telling a supporter that she would "be on the front row" of a "public hanging" if he invited her. There's typically a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.

This is controversial because Hyde-Smith recently told a crowd at a campaign event that she would be "in the front row of a public hanging", if invited. But hopeful Democrats are eyeing a narrow path to victory next week by driving up African-American turnout after Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith stirred outrage with her remark to a supporter that she would attend a "public hanging" with him if he asked.

Over the weekend, CNN reported, while she was a state senator, Hyde-Smith cosponsored a resolution to honor a Confederate soldier during the Civil War for "defending his homeland" and advocated a revisionist view of the Civil War.

MLB's comment provided no explanation as to why the donation was made after Hyde-Smith's comments, and when exactly Major League Baseball chose to ask for it back. And they foreshadow the messaging dissonance that could mark the next two years of his presidency as he faces a divided Congress - a Republican-majority Senate and a Democrat-controlled House - after two years of across-the-board Republican power.

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MS has a history of racially motivated lynchings and violence against people who sought voting rights for black citizens. The victor of Tuesday's runoff gets the final two years of a term he started. "We need to come out tomorrow in such numbers, such strength, marching to the polls like it's a holiday", he said. Hyde-Smith apologized for the "hanging" comments during a debate earlier this week and dubbed the voting suppression comments a "joke".

Yearbook photos from Lawrence Academy, which is now closed, show Hyde was a cheerleader for a team that had a rebel mascot who carried a Confederate battle flag. She had previously served as Mississippi's Agriculture Commissioner.

Illinois Cox Littleton, 92, of Jackson, Miss., seated, went to the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, to cast an absentee ballot in a U.S. Senate runoff election.

Democrat Mike Espy answers a question during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate with his opponent appointed U.S. Sen.

President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists", as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate seat in GOP hands.

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