Trump Asks GOP Voters to Elect Mississippi Senator After Stumble

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Hyde-Smith drew fire for praising a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her.

"I've never heard a negative ad, I've never heard a positive ad", she said of him.

Republicans tend to think Hyde-Smith didn't mean what she said and reject the idea that the comment had racial overtones. Facebook photos from 2014 also surfaced Hyde-Smith touring the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, with a caption that said, "Mississippi history at its best!"

Corporate donors including Walmart Inc. and Pfizer Inc. have demanded that Hyde-Smith return their campaign contributions after she remarked earlier this month that she'd take a front-row seat at a "public hanging", evoking the state's ugly history of lynchings.

"I've known her for a period of time now as a senator", he said. The comment stirred deep feelings in MS, where lynchings of black people were once commonplace.

Angie Thomas is author of the young adult novel "The Hate U Give", about the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Officials said roughly 800,000 votes were cast.

For the past couple of days we've been talking about how Major League Baseball's PAC made a maximum donation to the campaign of U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

"My sister, brother and I were some of the first African-Americans in 1965 to go into an all-white school", voter Annie Rutherford said.

The race became much closer than expected, drawing people to the polls for various reasons. Which, yes, we know that, because that's how fundraisers work. Thad Cochran, who retired in April amid health concerns.

The runoff election Tuesday will decide who serves the final two years of a term begun by Republican Sen.

"I will be in Gulfport and Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday night doing two Rallies for Senator Hyde-Smith, who has a very important Election on Tuesday".

Dianne Swennumson and her husband have supported Republicans in the past but say they're appalled by Mr. Trump's rhetoric and behavior.

MS is preparing for a Tuesday Senate runoff between Republican Sen.

"We don't want to have an Alabama", he added, referring to Republican Roy Moore's 2017 loss to Democrat Doug Jones in a special Senate election in the deep-red state.

Espy campaigned as someone who would be able to bridge the partisan divide in Washington.

But many say they're voting for her anyway in Tuesday's runoff election, which is happening because neither candidate got 50 percent of the vote on November 6th.

Two nooses and a number of signs with hateful language were discovered on the grounds of the MS state capitol building on Monday morning, the day before a runoff election is set to commence between a Republican with a questionable past and her black Democratic opponent.

Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman Melissa Scallan later condemned the nooses by saying: 'Obviously, this behavior is offensive and has no place in a civilized society'. She noted that the country's ex-president, Laurent Gbagbo, is being tried in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. "I resigned the contract".

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety, which is investigating the incident, said the items were placed there early Monday morning.

The state has voted reliably Republican for the past 30 years.

Espy said he refused to accept plea deals because, "I was so not guilty, I was innocent".