Final campaigning is crucial for candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy

Final campaigning is crucial for candidates Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy

"All the MS farmers want is a fair deal, and I'm excited that the president has stepped up to renegotiate these deals". "They have stooped to a new low, attacking her entire family and trying to destroy her personally instead of focusing on the clear differences on the issues between Cindy Hyde-Smith and her far-left opponent".

In recent days, Hyde-Smith has been asked to explain why she attended a private, nearly all-white school, dozens of which sprang up across the South to counter court-ordered school desegregation in the 1970s. There's typically a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.

Cindy Hyde-Smith has drawn scrutiny for saying at a November 2 campaign event that she would attend a public hanging if invited.

Hyde-Smith, a Republican, faces Mike Espy, a Democratic former congressman and agriculture secretary, in Tuesday's runoff in MS - the final Senate race to be decided in 2018.

That Hyde-Smith would be ahead shouldn't come as a surprise considering her alignment with President Donald Trump, who won the state by nearly 18 points.

A 2014 Facebook post in which Hyde-Smith praises Confederate history subsequently surfaced. 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.

On Nov. 15, another video surfaced online in which Hyde-Smith said making it more hard for people to vote is a "great idea". Her campaign said it was a joke. Thad Cochran, whom Hyde-Smith was appointed to replace earlier this year as failing health forced him to leave office.




Tuesday's victor will finish the final two years of the term begun by Republican Sen. He's been a fan of this team for more than 40 years, but with Johnson owning the team, he's chose to financially boycott the franchise following the revelation that Johnson had donated to Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Hyde-Smith said the "public hanging" comment was "an exaggerated expression of regard" for a fellow cattle rancher. Rebel, and a photo of the cheerleading squad shows a girl dressed up in a Confederate costume and waving the stars and bars flag.

"I am honored to have President Trump's endorsement", she said as the two appeared at a chilly outdoor rally at the airport in the northeastern city of Tupelo, best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

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.

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens.

The Cook Political Report puts the race as only "leaning" Republican, however, and some commentators have predicted softening support for Hyde-Smith related to comments she's made and photographs that are being used by her opponents to portray her as racist.

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