Trump Rallies in MS for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Trump Rallies in MS for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Trump Rallies in MS for Embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS voters are deciding a racially charged Senate election that has dredged up the Deep South state's ugly past. The league cut the check for Hyde-Smith's campaign on November 12 or 13, two sources told Yahoo Sports - a day or two after the lynching comments were first made public by the Jackson Free Press.

Moore's political standing was undermined by a series of media reports alleging predatory conduct against teenage girls more than 30 years ago, when he was a local prosecutor in his late 30s.

Trump's mission will be to rally the faithful toward Hyde-Smith, who has faced campaign setbacks after her comments this month about a "public hanging" seemed to allude to Mississippi's tortured history of lynching of African Americans. MS - where about 35 percent of the electorate is African-American - had the most lynchings of any state in the post-Civil War and Jim Crow eras, according to the NAACP, and racial tensions persist in some places.

According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mississippi had the highest number of lynchings in the nation from 1882 to 1968. He was endorsed by former Vice President Joe Biden and three Democrats who are potential 2020 presidential candidates - former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Senators Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey - travelled to MS to campaign for him. Thad Cochran. But they're convinced that Hyde-Smith will pull out a win, even if it's narrower than it should be. "There's a lot of liberal folks in those other schools that maybe we don't want to vote", she said.

"I don't know how many Mississippians can really relate to an income that can command a $750,000 check from one person for a lobbying job", Hyde-Smith, who is a cattle rancher, said during a November 20 debate.

State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday. "And she misspoke", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn as he left to hold a pair of rallies supporting Hyde-Smith in Mississippi. "I have stood up for you and you know I will continue to stand up for the conservative values of MS".

The Democratic candidate Espy has reacted to the unexpected possibility of actual election to office by shifting even further to the right, in an effort to reassure the MS business elite that he will faithfully serve their interests if he wins the runoff.

So could a Democrat win?

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Hyde-Smith, who originally was elected to the Mississippi State Senate as a Democrat, switched parties in 2010 and was elected state agriculture commissioner in 2011, the first woman elected to that office.

Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman Melissa Scallan later condemned the nooses by saying: 'Obviously, this behavior is offensive and has no place in a civilized society'.

"We can't afford a senator who embarrasses us and reinforces the stereotypes we've worked so hard to overcome", one ad for the Democrat said.

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.

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith heads to the Senate Policy luncheon in the Capitol, June 26, 2018.

Why is the election still ongoing?

Instead, the race has been upended in the final days thanks to multiple stumbles by the GOP nominee that have dredged up the state's history of racial violence.

Respondents to the RRH Elections poll closely tracked those actual results.

If Hyde-Smith prevails, Republicans will have added a net of two seats to their Senate majority come January by defeating Democratic incumbents in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota, but losing GOP-held seats in Arizona and Nevada.

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