Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended segregational school, praised Confederates in legislation

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended segregational school, praised Confederates in legislation

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended segregational school, praised Confederates in legislation

"I guess you could juxtapose my experience with her experience", Espy told The Associated Press between his campaign appearances Saturday in Jackson. Trump had made the approaching Central American caravan a central issue of the 2018 elections. Still, strategists believe Hyde-Smith is poised to win given Mississippi's historically conservative leanings: It has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982 and Trump received 58 percent of the state's vote during the 2016 presidential election. Cindy Hyde-Smith earlier this month, the Major League Baseball has asked her campaign to return its $5,000 donation.

He claimed Espy would "vote in total lockstep" with Sen.

Democrats also have used some star power.

The comments underscore the president's willingness to cycle between insults and flattery depending on his objective.

The concurrent resolution was approved by Mississippi's House and Senate. It will be Trump's second trip to MS on the senator's behalf since October. Hyde-Smith has had several stumbles, defending herself after a photograph emerged of her wearing a replica Confederate soldier's hat, as well as a videotape of her praising a supporter by saying she would sit on the front row of a public hanging with him.

The photo, and the recently appointed Republican senator's attendance at one of the many private schools that was set up to bypass integration, adds historic context to comments she made in recent weeks about a "public hanging" that drew condemnations from across the political spectrum.

Trump tweeted about the race at least twice Sunday. And he told the crowd, "don't take any chances" by not voting.

He said the message his administration was sending was clear: "Turn back now, go back home". About 69,000 absentee ballots were requested before the November 6 election, which saw the highest number of votes in any non-presidential election in Mississippi. Trump had also threatened to challenge the constitutionally protected right to birthright citizenship and deployed thousands of troops to the border in his pre-election flurry of immigration action.

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She is the first woman to represent MS in Congress, and Espy is seeking to become the first African-American to represent the state in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction.

Hyde-Smith may well need the president's support.

"For anyone that was offended by my comments, I certainly apologize".

Trump gave a shout-out to the "king of rock "n" roll" after taking the stage and said that, when he was young, "other than the blond hair, they said I looked like Elvis".

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

The last two years of the Senate term begun by the now-retired Thad Cochran hangs in the balance Tuesday as voters decide between Republican U.S. Sen.

The Jackson Free Press reported Friday that Hyde-Smith attended Lawrence County Academy, a school founded in 1970, the year many MS public high schools integrated.

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