WTOK – Senate candidate’s make final push before special election
#MSSen: Gov. Bryant makes push for Hyde-Smith
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Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to fill Cochran’s seat until the special election, stopped by the Hub City Monday morning with Bryant. They spoke to supporters about the need to keep Republicans in control of Congress and what’s at stake for Mississippi.
Later in the day, Chris McDaniel stopped by Hattiesburg to campaign close to home. McDaniel spoke to voters in the parking lot of Cheddars on Highway 98, saying that he would fight for President Donald Trump’s agenda if elected.
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Democrat Mike Espy’s campaign has gone all-in on the issue of healthcare, targeting Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith with charges that she is misrepresenting her record on the issue of insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Hyde-Smith insists that she wants to make certain Americans with pre-existing health conditions can get insurance.
In a vote taken last month, Hyde-Smith joined with all but one Senate Republican to block a proposal that would have stopped the expansion of bare-bones, short-term insurance plans that aren’t required to cover pre-existing conditions.
But unlike Espy, who has benefited from high-profile media coverage and visits from national figures like Sen. Corey Booker and former Gov. Deval Patrick, David Baria’s race against 11-year incumbent Roger Wicker is so under-covered, the title of a recent local news article described the race as the state’s “other” Senate campaign.
A double Senate race has only happened55 timesin American history, but the twin Mississippi races still can’t break the news cycle. And no wonder.
With 35 Senate seats and 435 House seats hanging in the balance, national focus has understandably been reserved for those races that seem to be most “winnable.” It’s reasonable to be pessimistic about red states, and given the conservative politics of the deep South, it’s particularly hard to be sanguine about Mississippi.
But Mississippi is not just red. It’s black. At 37 percent, no state has a higher proportion of African-American residents — or black senators over time. Of the 10 black senators ever elected in American history, the first two were elected by the Magnolia State — both in the decade following the Civil War, before senators were directly elected by voter.
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