Nooses Hung At Mississippi State Capitol Just Before Runoff Election

28 November, 2018, 03:27 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Nooses found by Mississippi Capitol day before runoff election	 	 	 			Courtesy AP

Cindy Hyde-Smith faces former Democratic congressman Mike Espy in a Senate race that has drawn attention to the state's history of racist violence.

Trump's defense of Hyde-Smith comes just as her father-in-law prepares to travel to MS and headline two separate rallies for the embattled Republican incumbent, who has lost funding and faced criticism for "public hanging" that's been widely considered racist.

Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below. He was tried and acquitted on 30 corruption charges, but the Mississippi Republican Party ran an ad this year that called Espy "too corrupt for the Clintons" and "too liberal for Mississippi". Which side feels better - and why?

Hyde-Smith, who eventually apologized, said she was only joking.

The last contest of the midterm election cycle, Tuesday's election will not affect the balance of power in the new-look Congress that sits in January.

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"We can not afford to have voters become disgruntled because their candidate didn't make it out of a primary", Adams warns, "and if we don't win this race in MS, then it gives more fodder to the Democrats who nearly took out Ted Cruz, a man that we all know nationwide and was a national leader in the U.S. Senate".

"I think it'll be a very big day for Cindy, but don't take any chances", President Trump said at the MS rally.

Republicans tend to think Hyde-Smith didn't mean what she said and reject the idea that the comment had racial overtones.

In another video, Hyde-Smith also discussed making voting "just a little more difficult" for some university students.

Under the state's law, if no candidate wins over 50% of the votes, a runoff election must take place.

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Dianne Swennumson and her husband have supported Republicans in the past but say they're appalled by Mr. Trump's rhetoric and behavior. "Up until that point I thought well maybe - maybe I could at least be accepting".

After initially refusing to back down from her remarks, and as the national firestorm grew, she sought to limit the damage by offering a qualified apology during a recent debate to those who were offended, while accusing her opponents of twisting her words.

"I grew up here in Jim Crow era..." I don't know what's in your heart - but we all know what came out of your mouth.

As soon as the backlash hit Major League Baseball offered a non-explanation for the donation, saying - and I am not making this up - that it happened at a fundraiser.

"I'll be totally shocked if Espy wins", she added.

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