Trump to rally for GOP's Senate candidate in Mississippi

Hyde-Smith is set for a runoff election against Democrat Mike Espy on Tuesday to serve the remaining two years of the term of longtime Republican Sen.

Cindy Hyde-Smith is once again under fire for a race-related issue, after the Jackson Free Press in MS reported Friday that she graduated from a high school segregation academy.

But Trump said that he will be doing two rallies for Hyde-Smith and her praised her in a tweet on Sunday. She's up against Democratic former Congressman Mike Espy, a former US agriculture secretary vying to become the first black senator from the state since Reconstruction.

Hyde-Smith has drawn fire for attending a white private school that was founded after court-ordered school desegregation of public schools.

The resolution said her father "fought to defend his homeland and contributed to the rebuilding of the country", CNN reported.

Blocks away in the eastern MS city, Democrat Mike Espy spoke to a mostly African-American crowd at a Masonic lodge.

It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans pad their slim majority. Espy is a former congressman and former USA agriculture secretary. MLB's comment provided no explanation as to why the donation was made after Hyde-Smith's comments, and when exactly Major League Baseball chose to ask for it back. Johnson is free to support and donate his money to any candidate or cause he chooses, and the same can be said for Breton.

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Hyde-Smith has been at the center of controversy for making a recent joke about public hanging. Respected by all. We need her in Washington! Thad Cochran. He resigned in April amid health concerns.

It will be an uphill battle for Espy, as President Donald Trump won MS in 2016 by about 18 points. "We don't want to go back to yesteryear", Espy says.

Over weekend, Major League Baseball created a firestorm of controversy for itself when it made a $5,000 donation - the maximum donation allowed under the law - to MS senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

The race is expected to drive a higher-than-usual turnout for a runoff in Mississippi. He also told supporters he began the debate with a blank notepad and she had notes on hers before it started. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested and that number could increase, the state secretary of state's office said on Saturday.

Trump had likened the approaching caravans to an "invasion" in the days leading up to the November 6 midterm elections, but critics accused him of exaggerating the threat in order to motivate his base to turn out and vote. There's typically a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff. Several dozen waited in a line that stretched out of the Hinds County Courthouse in downtown Jackson, including retired home economics teacher Illinois Cox Littleton, 92, who said she voted for Espy because she considers him "a highly intelligent man".

"My approach is MS first", Espy said at last week's debate.

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