Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Trump tweets support of MS senator ahead of runoff

Appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith R-Miss. and Democrat Mike Espy greet each other before their televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate in Jackson Miss. Tuesday Nov. 20 2018 Yearbook cheerleader pic allegedly shows GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith at 70s high school segregation academy
Andrew Cummings | 28 November, 2018, 06:57

MLB, which made the donation Friday, three weeks after her comment, request Sunday that she return the money. Hyde-Smith should enjoy a decided advantage if she can convince McDaniel's voters to support her in the runoff election on November 27. Hyde-Smith reportedly graduated from the school in 1977.

The victor Tuesday finishes the final two years of a term started by Republican Sen.

Trump plans to speak Monday afternoon at a rally in Tupelo and then that night at a rally in Biloxi.

On immigration, Trump defended the US response to the border clash on Sunday, when USA agents fired tear gas at migrants, some of whom had attempted to climb through fencing and wire separating the countries. "Mississippi, Vote for @cindyhydesmith on Tuesday".

Former U.S. Rep. Ronnie Shows, who worked at Lawrence County Academy and coached Hyde-Smith in basketball, told the Free-Press that there was "no doubt" that the schools were set up for parents who didn't want their kids to go to school with Black kids. Espy vows to bring his experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" to the job, qualities he says are lacking in his white Republican opponent. She has joked about wanting to be in the "front row" for a "public hanging" and said voter suppression against Democrats is a "great idea".

"The President is coming to stump for me, as we call it", Hyde-Smith said. She used both her opening and closing statements of the only debate of the runoff campaign to promote Monday's presidential rallies, citing the online address to get tickets.

The victor finishes the term of Sen. Thad Cochran. He resigned in April amid health concerns. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority. She has been facing intense scrutiny recently over having attended a white private school that was founded after court-ordered school desegregation of public schools.

23 dead, dozens missing in Lake Victoria boat tragedy
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Justin's mom, Pattie Mallette, posted a video capturing the family singing to Hailey as Justin holds a cake with candles. Justin and Hailey secretly tied the knot in September at a New York City courthouse after taking out a marriage license.

Democrat Mike Espy spoke Saturday about how he and his twin sister were among the 17 black students who integrated the all-white Yazoo City High School in 1969, graduating in 1971.

As Donald Trump prepares to travel to MS for two rallies ahead of Tuesday's runoff Senate election, the Republican candidate has come under new pressure over reports of involvement with Confederate imagery and history.

Is she facing other issues?

With the final senate race happening on Tuesday, campaigning is crucial for Mississippi Senate candidates.

More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested for the runoff, and that number could increase as circuit clerks continue compiling information, the MS secretary of state's office said Saturday. There's typically a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.

Espy is seeking an upset victory in a deep red state after Democrat Doug Jones edged Republican Roy Moore in a December 2017 special election to fill former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Alabama Senate seat.

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