MS voters head to polls for Senate runoff Tuesday

Nooses found outside Mississippi legislature day before Senate vote

But on Monday, he painted Democrats as radical and risky as he stumped for Republican Sen.

The troubling discovery comes the day before a runoff election between Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy is set to take place.

The midterms are over, but President Donald Trump is back campaigning in MS to help GOP Sen.

Major League Baseball donated to her campaign on November 12 or 13, sources told Yahoo Sports, which would pinpoint the donation to a day or more after she made the hanging remarks.

"I've gotten to know her over the last period of time as a senator, as a very talented United States senator and I know where her heart is, and her heart is good".

Hyde-Smith, as you may recall, said during her support of friend and supporter Colin Hutchinson, "I would fight a circle saw for him".

"She stood up to the Democrat smear machine", Trump said, praising her for voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The election has been dominated by racial issues, after a photo emerged of Hyde-Smith wearing a replica hat of a Confederate soldier and a video emerged of her saying she'd be "on the front row" of a public hanging if invited.

Mr. Trump held a festive, Christmas-themed rally for Hyde-Smith in Biloxi Monday night, and a rally earlier that day for her in Tupelo, 300 miles to the north. Thad Cochran's six-year term. Cindy Hyde-Smith's campaign to return thousands in donations stemming from her "public hanging" comments.

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is looking for several suspects believed responsible for placing a pair of nooses and signs on the Mississippi state Capitol grounds Monday morning.

A noose hangs on a tree in Jackson
A noose hangs on a tree in Jackson

Opening a political rally in Tupelo, Mississippi - the birthplace of Elvis Presley - President Donald Trump is joking that people used to say he looked like the king of rock "n" roll.

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the MS special Senate election run-off as Likely Republican.

Espy called the senator's comments during the campaign a "black eye" for the state, and a recent TV ad by his campaign said she's reinforced stereotypes the state has worked to overcome. And at the debate last week, he derided her for "talking about public hangings and voter suppression", saying, "I am not going back to yesteryear". As the white and Republican blocs in MS are larger than the black and Democratic blocs, it seems likely that her larger base will carry Hyde-Smith to a moderately strong victory.

"I think Espy supporters are probably a little more energized than Hyde-Smith", Barbour said. What the signs said were not made immediately clear, as police refused to comment on their verbiage, citing an investigation that was ongoing.

"I don't talk to them as white voters".

But in MS, the only state that still has Confederate insignia on its flag, allegations of racism don't carry the same political toxicity as accusations of sexual impropriety that involve minors.

Ms Hyde-Smith's campaign meanwhile has critiqued Mr Espy's lobbying work and affiliations with an Ivory Coast dictator.

Hyde-Smith was in her second term as Mississippi's elected agriculture commissioner when Republican Gov. Phil Bryant chose her to temporarily succeed longtime Republican Sen.

If white voters outnumber black voters two-to-one on Tuesday, Espy would have to win 30 percent or more of white votes, a tough task in a state with possibly the most racially polarised electorate in the country. "I wish we could be like Alabama who had enough with Roy Moore, you know".

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