Trump jumps in to Senate race with racist overtones


Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss ahead of Mississippi's special election.

Espy also spoke on the debate from the other night, telling the crowd his opponent, Cindy Hyde-Smith, shouldn't have to read any honest apology from a notepad.

Trump will be campaigning Monday for GOP Sen. But the backlash to her "hanging" remark has given Democrats some hope of winning the seat.

Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy met with a jubilant crowd in Meridian Sunday afternoon.

Hyde-Smith and Espy debated Tuesday night. 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.

Blocks away in the eastern MS city, Democrat Mike Espy spoke to a mostly African-American crowd at a Masonic lodge. Thad Cochran. He resigned in April amid health concerns. The Washington Post reported that in 2001, Hyde-Smith introduced a bill as a state senator to rename a stretch of highway to what it had been called in the 1930s: the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, after the president of the Confederacy. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority.

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy that were set up so that white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with black students, a yearbook reveals.

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Hyde-Smith has apologized to "anyone that was offended" by the hanging comment, saying she meant no ill will.

The league said in a statement Sunday it was revoking a $5,000 donation it had made to Hyde-Smith.

But Espy may have a stronger chance for a win after a video surfaced on social media this month of Hyde-Smith jokingly claiming that if she were invited to a "public hanging", she would be in "the front row". Hyde-Smith served as a state senator from 2000 to 2012.

Over weekend, Major League Baseball created a firestorm of controversy for itself when it made a $5,000 donation - the maximum donation allowed under the law - to MS senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. Her campaign said the remark was a joke, but some accused her of supporting voter suppression efforts in the deep South.

Some of the same people who worked on Jones' campaign in 2017 in Alabama are now working on Espy's. On immigration, she says immigrants should come into the country legally. "She read that apology, and I saw her do that".

A day after U.S. border agents deployed tear gas on a group of migrants after some tried to charge the U.S. -Mexico border, Trump returned to the campaign scare talk that had largely disappeared following the November 6 midterms.

Monday's Biloxi rally is anticipated to draw hundreds of protesters, the Hill reported. "That means that MS over party, MS over person - I don't care how powerful that person might be".