Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump tweets support of MS senator ahead of runoff

Trump tweets support of MS senator ahead of runoff

Hyde-Smith, a close ally of President Trump, is defending her MS senate seat against former Democratic Congressman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy in a run-off election on Tuesday.

Hyde-Smith, a Republican, is will run-off against Democrat Mike Espy on Tuesday for her senate seat.

Trump was in MS for the pair of rallies and a roundtable discussion on prison and sentencing reform in an eleventh-hour effort to keep the seat in GOP hands.

With her graduation year being 1977, it means Hyde-Smith would have had to move from another school to join those aiming to bypass a new racially-integrated society.

Hyde-Smith has been serving under a temporary appointment since April, when longtime Republican Sen.

While Hyde-Smith has taken a brazenly conservative stance on most issues, Espy has also played up his willingness to work with conservatives, and hasn't promoted some of the more left-leaning policies of his party, such as open borders and Medicare for all. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - have been to MS to campaign for the former congressman who served as agriculture secretary in 1993 and 1994 under Democratic President Bill Clinton.

Espy is now fighting to become the state's first black senator since the Reconstruction Era. The former congressman was agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority.

Hyde-Smith says she wants more state and local control of public education, "while recognizing the role of the federal government to support educational achievement across the country".

The special election victor will serve the final two years of Cochran's term.

According to public records obtained by Judd Legum of Popular Information, MLB donated the legal maximum of $5,000 to Hyde-Smith's campaign on November 23. RRH Elections, with Bold Blue Campaigns and JMC Analytics & Polling, showed Hyde-Smith with a 54 percent to 44 percent lead on Espy, with a margin of error of 4 percent. Cindy Hyde-Smith has received another donation from the baseball world - this time from the MLB front office.

"If the story is correct, she consciously made a decision to separate, and my parents consciously made a decision to be inclusive", Espy said. Her campaign said the remark about voting was a joke.

Some of the same people who worked on Jones' campaign in 2017 in Alabama are now working on Espy's.

Monday's Biloxi rally is anticipated to draw hundreds of protesters, the Hill reported. He does remind voters while Hyde-Smith was in a white academy, he and his twin sister were being called racial slurs while integrating Yazoo City High School in 1969. From what I've seen so far this cycle, it has broke more in favor of Democrats, at least as far as sitting members of Congress go. "She's a person that loves the people of MS, she loves the people of this country".

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