GOP US Sen. Hyde-Smith wins divisive runoff, keeps her seat
30 November, 2018, 06:31 | Author: Donnie King
Like a lot of Mississippi Republicans, Smith seems willing to forgive the senator for some of the eyebrow-raising remarks she's made in recent weeks.
Hate signs also were found although it unclear what they said or if the signs referenced the racially charged runoff Senate election taking place Tuesday between Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, and Republican Sen.
President Donald Trump heads Monday to MS in a bid to save the Senate campaign of a Republican whose racially insensitive comments sparked a backlash. She said of her decision to have a child later in life, "At 39 years old, I knew I wanted a child".
In one ad, a narrator says, "We can't afford a senator who embarrasses us and reinforces the stereotypes we've worked so hard to overcome". Hyde-Smith remarked that she would go to a "public hanging," a comment she said was made in jest and eventually apologized for.
A spokesman for Pressley said she arrived in MS on Saturday and flew to Washington on Monday morning.
"No one twisted your comments", he said at the debate.
Hyde-Smith's runoff election against Espy, a former congressman and USA agriculture secretary, has been far closer than expected thanks to a series of racial controversies, including a photo that emerged of Hyde-Smith wearing a replica hat of a Confederate soldier, and a video in which she said she'd be "on the front row" if invited to a public hanging.
The GOP pumped resources into MS, and President Donald Trump made a strong effort on behalf of Hyde-Smith, holding last-minute rallies in MS on Monday.
The runoff to serve the last two years of former Republican Senator Thad Cochran's term was necessary because neither Espy nor Hyde-Smith gained more than 50 percent of the vote in a November 6 special election with four candidates. Thad Cochran, who retired in April amid health concerns.
If victorious, Espy would become Mississippi's first black senator since Reconstruction and the first Mississippi Democrat elected to the Senate since 1982.
It's a contest that has been buffeted by racial tensions after Hyde-Smith's public hanging comments.
Mississippi Democrats hope to recreate the coalition that propelled Democrat Doug Jones to a Senate victory in neighboring Alabama a year ago by energizing black voters, particularly women, and winning support from white swing voters. "We have been sensitive to race relations in this state", Bryant said, Think Progress reported.
Hyde-Smith, appointed to the seat seven months ago, becomes the first woman elected to the upper chamber from MS, and will finish a term that ends in two years.
Addressing his supporters Tuesday night, Espy said: "While this is not the result we were hoping for, I am proud of the historic campaign we ran and grateful for the support we received across Mississippi".
MS - which still has the Confederate battle emblem on its state flag - has a history of racially motivated lynchings.
Hyde-Smith remains a narrow favourite to win. The discovery comes just before Tuesday's runoff election between Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, and Republican Sen.
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