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Mississippi: Nooses Found Outside Capitol Ahead of Senate Election

HeadlineNov 27, 2018

In Mississippi, nooses were found hanging outside the state Capitol Monday morning ahead of today’s Senate runoff between Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. Hyde-Smith has come under fire for praising a supporter at a campaign event days before the midterm with the words, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Last week, photos emerged showing Hyde-Smith in a Confederate Army cap and posing with a vintage rifle, sword and other Confederate artifacts. Her opponent Mike Espy is African-American. Meanwhile, President Trump appeared at two rallies in Mississippi Monday to campaign for Senator Hyde-Smith.

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