BILOXI, Miss | Trump rallies Hyde-Smith voters as Espy pushes turnout
BILOXI, Miss. — President Donald Trump rallied voters Monday for Republican Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith who has found herself in a closer-than-expected runoff contest after comments she made about attending a public hanging drew condemnation.
As Trump praised Hyde-Smith at two high-profile rallies in different parts of the state, her opponent, Democrat Mike Espy spoke at a predominantly African-American church and described his campaign as an effort to reach across the “chasm of racial division.”
The runoff election Tuesday will decide who serves the final two years of a term begun by Republican Sen.