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Mississippi GOP Senate Candidate Posed for Photos in Confederate Garb

HeadlineNov 21, 2018

In Mississippi, where voters will head to the polls next week for a runoff Senate election, newly surfaced photographs show incumbent Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith wearing a Confederate army cap and posing with a vintage rifle, sword and other Confederate artifacts. The photos were from a Facebook post Hyde-Smith published in 2014, which she captioned, “Mississippi history at its best!” This comes after a viral video recorded just days before the midterm elections shows Hyde-Smith praising a campaign supporter with the words, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Mississippi was once considered the lynching capital of the U.S., and Hyde-Smith’s Democratic opponent, Mike Espy, is African-American.

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