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Cindy Hyde-Smith

Both of the candidates have a background in agriculture, which is the largest sector of Mississipi's economy, and both have experience in Washington.

More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested for the runoff, and that number could increase as circuit clerks continue compiling information, the MS secretary of state's office said Saturday.

Hyde-Smith, appointed to the post after U.S. Sen. But on Monday, he painted Democrats as radical and risky as he stumped for Republican Sen.

On the heels of controversy over a videoed remark in which Hyde-Smith joked about attending a "public hanging" - loaded words in a state where lynchings of African Americans were once rife - CNN reported on Saturday that a review of Hyde-Smith's legislative history found that she "once promoted a measure that praised a Confederate soldier's effort to "defend his homeland" and pushed a revisionist view of the Civil War".

Tuesday's runoff election will conclude the 2018 midterms.

One showed her praising a supporter at a November 2 campaign event by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row".

The reports, from the Jackson Free Press, an independent newspaper in MS, and CNN, are the latest to bring up Mississippi's racist history ahead of a tense runoff election between Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy, who is vying to become the state's first African-American in the Senate since the Reconstruction.

Trump predicted a big day on Tuesday for Hyde-Smith and the Republican Party.

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Given how political donations work - you have to write a check to the campaign committee by name - there is no reasonable way to read this other than (a) MLB's lobbyists happily cut the check to Hyde-Smith not giving a rip about Hyde-Smith's controversial comments; and (b) the moment this hit the news they realized how big a deal it was to people and are now scrambling to control the damage.

Espy also spoke on the debate from the other night, telling the crowd his opponent, Cindy Hyde-Smith, shouldn't have to read any honest apology from a notepad. The measure, which was unearthed by CNN's KFile during a review of Hyde-Smith's legislative history, is the latest in a series of issues that have surfaced during her campaign, many of which have evoked Mississippi's dark history of racism and slavery. Thad Cochran retired in April for health reasons, will face Espy on Tuesday to serve the remaining two years of Cochran's term.

"Cindy Hyde-Smith will support President Trump's agenda, and President Trump's agenda includes a better America for all of us, every state, including MS", said Virginia Olander from Bay St. Louis. She and her campaign have refused to talk about the Confederate hat.

The special election victor will serve the final two years of Cochran's term.

"The President is coming to stump for me, as we call it", Hyde-Smith said.

Yearbook photos from Lawrence Academy, which is now closed, show Hyde was a cheerleader for a team that had a rebel mascot who carried a Confederate battle flag. She also served for eight years in the MS state Senate, where she was chair of the Agriculture Committee.

Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy met with a jubilant crowd in Meridian Sunday afternoon.

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