Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

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

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

The newspaper published a photograph from the 1975 edition of the Lawrence County Academy yearbook that allegedly shows Hyde-Smith with a group of cheerleaders and a mascot with a Confederate flag. "I have stood up for you and you know I will continue to stand up for the conservative values of MS". More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested, and that number could increase as final numbers are tabulated. Trump has previously thanked Hyde-Smith for voting for "our Agenda in the Senate 100% of the time". It was later revealed that she had attended a white private school known for deliberately resisting racial integration. But on Monday, he painted Democrats as radical and risky as he stumped for Republican Sen. There's typically a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.

The reports, from the Jackson Free Press, an independent newspaper in MS, and CNN, are the latest to bring up Mississippi's racist history ahead of a tense runoff election between Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy, who is vying to become the state's first African-American in the Senate since the Reconstruction.

As a state senator in 2007, Hyde-Smith cosponsored a resolution that honored then-92-year-old Effie Lucille Nicholson Pharr, calling her "the last known living "Real Daughter" of the Confederacy living in MS".

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

RRH Elections, with Bold Blue Campaigns and JMC Analytics & Polling, showed Hyde-Smith with a 54 percent to 44 percent lead on Espy, with a margin of error of 4 percent. MS hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982. In the past month, she has gotten in trouble for joking about lynching, which caused corporations to pull donations from her campaign, as well as wearing a Confederate costume, and advocating for voter suppression. She said there are as many as 95,000 Black women in the state who historically vote in presidential elections but not at other times. Thad Cochran retired in April for health reasons, will face Espy on Tuesday to serve the remaining two years of Cochran's term.

Tuesday's victor will finish the final two years of the term begun by Republican Sen.

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On Nov. 15, another video surfaced online in which Hyde-Smith said making it more hard for people to vote is a "great idea".

Hyde-Smith has established herself as an inveterate supporter of the president.

During a debate with Espy on November 20, Hyde-Smith apologized and accused Espy of using her words for political gain.

Trump called her "a truly incredible leader and tireless champion" for Mississippi.

President Trump has waded into the last Senate midterm election tomorrow after the incumbent caused a race row that could end in her losing her safe MS seat in a run-off this week. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority.

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

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