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MS Senate Candidates Head to Runoff as GOP Incumbent Under Fire for Racist Joke

HeadlineNov 12, 2018

The Mississippi Senate race will head to a runoff later this month, after neither Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith nor Democratic challenger Mike Espy received the 50 percent of the vote needed to declare victory. Hyde-Smith is coming under fire for a remark she made earlier this month during a campaign stop. In a video of the event, Hyde-Smith is seen campaigning with a cattle rancher, stating, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Hyde-Smith’s opponent Mike Espy, who is African-American, called the comment “reprehensible.”

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