Mississippi Runoff Tuesday: Trump Boost For Hyde-Smith MAGA


Trump and Pence in Biloxi for Hyde-Smith rally for Mississippi Senator runoff.  

Mrs. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed in April to fill the seat of retired GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, faces a tougher-than-expected runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and agriculture secretary under President Clinton.

Mr. Espy is trying to become the first African-American to represent Mississippi since Reconstruction in a state Mr. Trump won by 18 percentage points two years ago. Democrats haven’t won a Senate campaign in the conservative state since 1982.

Mr. Trump pointed to Mr. Espy’s opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and warned he would be an ally of Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Mrs. Hyde-Smith told supporters at the outdoor rally that she would continue to “stand up for the conservative values of Mississippi.”

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