Dem contrasts 'diversity' with GOP senator in Mississippi

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The MLB has requested that its donation to Mississippi Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith be returned, as the senator faces a runoff election Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. RRH Elections, with Bold Blue Campaigns and JMC Analytics & Polling, showed Hyde-Smith with a 54 percent to 44 percent lead on Espy, with a margin of error of 4 percent.

At his first rally of the day in Tupelo, Trump told the crowd that the runoff would "decide whether we build on our extraordinary achievements or whether we empower the radical Democrats to obstruct our progress". She had previously served as Mississippi's Agriculture Commissioner. In the heavily Republican state, Hyde-Smith had always been seen as the prohibitive favorite in the race.

President Donald Trump is heading to MS for two rallies to try to keep a Senate seat in Republican hands.

Democrats also have used some star power.

Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. The victor will finish the final two years of a term started by GOP Sen.

Hyde-Smith says she wants more state and local control of public education, "while recognizing the role of the federal government to support educational achievement across the country".

In the final weeks of campaigning, race has become a dominant issue.

"We've done great, and now we're going to do a little bit better by adding an extra vote", Trump said. "That means that MS over party, MS over person - I don't care how powerful that person might be". In the center, the mascot, dressed in what appears to be an outfit created to mimic that of a Confederate general, offers a salute as she holds up a large Confederate flag.

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens.

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Espy, who was United States agriculture secretary under Bill Clinton, spoke on Saturday about how he and his twin sister were among 17 black students who integrated the all-white Yazoo City high school in 1969, graduating in 1971.

For Espy, turnout is key.

Democrat Mike Espy answers a question during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate with his opponent appointed U.S. Sen.

Trump defended Hyde-Smith Monday.

Johnson, who lives in Florida, had previously apologized a few months ago after supporting a Republican Super PAC which was proven to be making racist radio ads.

The measure "rests on an odd combination of perpetuating both the Confederate legacy and the idea that this was not really in conflict with being a good citizen of the nation", said Nina Silber, the president of the Society of Civil War Historians and a Boston University history professor.

Former U.S. Rep. Ronnie Shows, who worked at Lawrence County Academy and coached Hyde-Smith in basketball, told the Free-Press that there was "no doubt" that the schools were set up for parents who didn't want their kids to go to school with Black kids.

Walmart asked Hyde-Smith to return a $2,000 campaign contribution because of the hanging remark.

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