Ayanna Pressley travels to MS to campaign for Democrat Mike Espy

Nooses found outside Mississippi legislature day before Senate vote

Democrats have mounted an all-out effort to defeat Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat by Gov. Phil Bryant when former Sen. She is running against Democrat Mike Espy in a contest that has increasingly taken on racial overtones.

If he prevailed, Mr Espy would become the first black senator since the Reconstruction Era following the US Civil War. The president is holding two rallies for Hyde-Smith Monday, events that officials hope will spike interest and turnout among conservatives during an oddly-timed, holiday-season election. Thad Cochran's seat, was recorded during a campaign stop saying that if a supporter invited her to a "public hanging", she would be in "the front row".

That choice of words evoked grim memories for many. He described the signs ― which police haven't yet made public ― as focusing on lynching and Till, a 14-year-old who was lynched in MS in 1955 after being accused of interacting with a white woman. Black voting groups are working to turn out voters in the wake of her statements.

Hyde-Smith was projected to win by about 70,000 votes over Espy, a former congressman and agriculture secretary under Barack Obama. Hyde-Smith said the comment had been twisted and turned into "a political weapon used for nothing but personal and political gain by my opponent".

"Don't pay attention to the polls, my race had me down by 13 points and we won by 17", she said.

Major League Baseball has wrapped itself into a political controversy after requesting Sen.

Those comments aren't the only ones that have raised questions about Hyde-Smith and race relations. No surprise there. To see her full videos, flip page.

The California-based search giant donated $US5,000 to the Hyde-Smith campaign on November 2, before the controversial remarks were made.

A noose hangs on a tree in Jackson
A noose hangs on a tree in Jackson

There were also reports in the local MS newspapers that Hyde-Smith had attended a "segregation academy" as a high school student, one of many such institutions established after court-ordered school integration finally came to the state in 1969. "She wasn't trying to send any messages".

Hyde-Smith has campaigned as an unwavering supporter of President Trump, who campaigned with her Monday, praising her at a rally in the northeastern MS city of Tupelo for voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

And if there was any concern that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal sounded a little too much like the iconic Village People tune, Trump has fully embraced it. That never works out well. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and that almost 73 percent of the victims were black.

"We have worked very hard, and we feel very good", Hyde-Smith said. "She's somebody that's respected in the Senate".

Republicans, meanwhile, have gone on the attack against Espy, airing TV ads highlighting the $750,000 lobbying contract he received from an Ivory Coast dictator earlier this decade. Her campaign said that was a joke. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy.

"I've known her for a period of time now as a senator", he said. "And as I understand it, she's already apologized and very strongly".

"We don't want to have an Alabama", he added, referring to Republican Roy Moore's 2017 loss to Democrat Doug Jones in a special Senate election in the deep-red state.

Related News:

  • Manny Pacquiao Adrien Broner fight January  19 formally announced

    Manny Pacquiao Adrien Broner fight January 19 formally announced

    The Filipino improved his record to 60 wins, seven defeats and two draws, but is 5-5 in his last 10 professional contests. The operation was very good, so I'm ready to fight again with him in the future - if he's coming out of his retirement.
    BRAIN FREEZE: Northeast Braces for 'COLDEST THANKSGIVING' in Recorded History

    BRAIN FREEZE: Northeast Braces for 'COLDEST THANKSGIVING' in Recorded History

    The temperature in Waterloo region is expected to dip overnight to a low of -17 C, with a wind chill of -23. The lingering winds will make it feel like the temperature is in the teens across most the area.
    Model and Actress Kim Porter Found Dead at 47

    Model and Actress Kim Porter Found Dead at 47

    The cause was not immediately clear, and an autopsy will be performed, the LA County coroner's office said. Missy Elliott called Porter's death "so heartbreaking", sending prayers to "her kids & her whole family".
  • Manafort 'lied to Mueller and FBI AFTER plea deal agreement'

    Manafort 'lied to Mueller and FBI AFTER plea deal agreement'

    For more than a year now, Manafort has been at the heart of several unresolved threads of the Mueller investigation. The charges were connected to his work in Ukraine for a Kremlin-connected politician.
    General Motors to close Lordstown plant

    General Motors to close Lordstown plant

    Unifor instructed its members to leave the plant Monday morning rather than wait to hear GM's planned internal announcement. The company began a $1.4 billion expansion of the Arlington plant in 2015. "We're very, very disappointed with the news ".
    YouTube introduces free, ad-supported movie streams

    YouTube introduces free, ad-supported movie streams

    AdAge confirmed that the Google video service quietly started adding free, ad-supported movies in October. YouTube has just rolled out dozens of free-to-watch full-length feature films on its platform.
  • Saudi Crown Prince Departs Bahrain

    Saudi Crown Prince Departs Bahrain

    After an overnight stay in the Egyptian capital, he is expected to end his regional tour in Tunisia on Tuesday. But many Tunisians are angry over the killing and suspicions of the prince's involvement.
    Mother Jumping Border Fence With Kids Falls, Is Impaled

    Mother Jumping Border Fence With Kids Falls, Is Impaled

    US President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to close border with Mexico, if necessary, to fight illegal immigration . Trump reiterated that only those who are eligible for refugee status would be allowed in the United States.
    NASA’s InSight spacecraft set for touch down on the red planet

    NASA’s InSight spacecraft set for touch down on the red planet

    As the space agency counts down the days until its arrival, here's everything you need to know about the lander and its mission. NASA has been flying past, orbiting, landing and roving over Mars since 1965.
  • River Plate v Boca Juniors: Genoa offers to host Libertadores final

    River Plate v Boca Juniors: Genoa offers to host Libertadores final

    Sputnik spoke to Gustavo Granero, a Boca Juniors fan, about whether the game should be played and how River should be punished. The South American football confederation CONMEBOL confirmed on Tuesday that it was moving the final outside the country.
    1 person dead, 2 others hurt after Alabama mall shooting

    1 person dead, 2 others hurt after Alabama mall shooting

    This was supposed to be a time for people to be at the mall to find bargains, not be engaged in this kind of "nonsense", he said. In the midst of this terrifying madness, a 12-year-old girl was also shot. "Everybody started screaming and running", she said.
    NZ bt Pakistan by 4 runs in Test thriller

    NZ bt Pakistan by 4 runs in Test thriller

    The best in recent memory. "It's very disappointing to lose it", Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said. The second Test begins in Dubai on Saturday.


Most liked

Australian steer stands out in his field
According to the record books, the tallest living steer is Bellino - who was 2.027m tall when he was measured in 2010 in Italy. But nobody - not even Knickers' owner in Western Australia - knows how he got so big, according to The Guardian .

Project Fi is now Google Fi and officially supports more Android phones
While the service does support additional handsets other than Google's own Pixel smartphones, the list hasn't been extensive. Since its inception, Fi has only been compatible with specific phones , all of which ran Android.

Global coalition to quiz Facebook over data misuse
The papers also include correspondences between Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives. Mr Collins told the paper: "We are in uncharted territory".

Manchester United's Victor Lindelof (thigh) expected to miss a month
UEFA fined United €15,000 (£13,000) for their late arrival and the subsequent delayed kick-off of their match against Valencia in October.

Manchester United struggling to sell tickets for Young Boys clash
You'd argue Jose at this moment in time will be scratching his head about which players to put out on the pitch. I don't want to take their credit away. 'Probably you thought Jose told them to start slow.

Man Fatally Shoots Woman in Florida Walmart, Police Say
He has not died of his injuries at the time this article was publish, and is being treated for his injuries at an Ocala hospital. Scotty Ballard told the Ocala Star-Banner that he has known Carli Cronin for about a year and a half and was her roommate.

FDA: California Could Be Source Of Romaine Lettuce Tainted With E. coli
Authorities in the United States have reported 32 cases of E. coli , 13 of which involved a person who was hospitalized. People usually notice symptoms three to four days after they have been infected, but symptoms can start any time.

Kevin Durant explains why he snapped at heckling fan
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after scoring against the Golden State Warriors. Schroder had five points, including his fifth 3-pointer of the game, in the fourth-quarter burst.

Nancy Pelosi Confident She Has Votes For Speaker As Opponents Go Public
Fourteen men and two women signed a letter saying they believed "the time has come for new leadership in our caucus". Moulton and fellow Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch were among the Democrats who signed the letter.

White House caves and fully restores CNN reporter Jim Acosta's credentials
The White House reminded the reporter that he would be stripped of his pass again when the injunction expires. Trump seemed to shrug off the loss, telling Fox's Chris Wallace in an interview that "it's not a big deal".

Stacey Abrams Acknowledges Loss In Georgia Governor's Race
The Abrams campaign has almost three dozen lawyers working on the potential case and considering other legal options. Presiding over his own election, massive voter suppression, bullshit accommodations in minority populated areas.

Trump says he came to California to see fire scars
A reporter asked if climate change was discussed with the president, but Trump jumped in to say, "We didn't discuss it". Northern California's Camp Fire has destroyed almost 10,000 homes and torched 233 square miles (603 square kilometres).

Trump Tells Fox’s Chris Wallace Conduct ‘Rules’ Coming for Press
Many people can be prohibited from entering the White House without their freedom of speech becoming infringed. Less than a week later, a Trump-appointed judge ordered his access restored, at least for the time being.

Texomans remember country music legend, 'Hee-Haw' host Roy Clark
In 1960, he fronted Wanda Jackson's band, and two years later he landed his first label contract, with Capitol Records . Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly implicated in Khashoggi murder
Former Saudi deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri was the highest-level official behind the killing, the prosecutor said. Treasury announced Magnitsky Act sanctions on 17 Saudi officials today in respose to their role in Khashoggi's murder.