President Donald Trump might return to Mississippi to campaign for a Republican U.S. senator who’s facing a Democrat in a runoff.
The White House is looking at holding a rally in Mississippi before the Nov. 27 runoff, but plans were still not definite on Wednesday. That’s according to a person with knowledge of White House thinking who is not authorized to speak publicly.
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy, who is a former U.S. agriculture secretary.
Sen. Hyde-Smith cosponsors bill on pre-existing conditions
I’m cosponsoring the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act. Regardless of the details on how any Obamacare replacement package is written, coverage for Mississippians with pre-existing conditions will be protected. Read more: https://t.co/41NI5DS9QA pic.twitter.com/bHdRMLsQZx
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) November 14, 2018
National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans.
Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama last December after Moore was hit by accusations of sexual misconduct…
…Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who led the Republican National Committee in the mid-1990s, is raising money for a super PAC supporting Hyde-Smith. He said Tuesday that she is a reliable vote for President Donald Trump and Espy would not be.
Barbour said it’s important for Hyde-Smith to pick up votes from people who supported Chris McDaniel, a tea party-backed Republican state lawmaker who received about 16 percent and placed third last week.
“Most of the McDaniel people thought McDaniel was more conservative than Cindy Hyde-Smith and they see what Doug Jones has done in Alabama and they have no reason to believe that this wouldn’t be the exact result in Mississippi if we elected a Democrat,” Barbour told AP. “I think those people will vote and when they vote, they will vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith.”
CLARION LEDGER – Historic lynching photo used in new Hyde-Smith attack ad after “public hanging” comments
A political action committee supporting U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy has released a video online showing Espy’s opponent in the Nov. 27 Mississippi runoff race, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, superimposed into an old photo of a white crowd attending the lynching of two black men.
The ad by the group PowerPACPlus is a reference to a comment Hyde-Smith made at a Nov. 2 campaign rally in Tupelo. In praising a supporter at the end of the rally, she said she would “fight a circular saw for him,” then stated: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”
Click here to watch the ad. The video may not be suitable for all viewers.
Congressman Bennie Thompson talks to Roland Martin about Hyde-Smith comments
#MSSen: AG Hood endorses Espy; MSGOP responds
Liberal Jim Hood endorses pro-abortion Democrat Mike Espy. Glad to know he stands with Chuck Schumer and the Clintons rather than Donald Trump and Mississippians. pic.twitter.com/hjA2FUHR9J
— Mississippi GOP (@MSGOP) November 14, 2018
WCBI – Local candidates make their appeals to voters during public forum
Gov. Bryant sends kudos to Trump, Kushner on criminal justice reforms
It has been my great honor to work with @realDonaldTrump and Jared Kushner on criminal justice reform. No other president could do it all and take on so many issues. Thank you for including me in the process, Mr. President. https://t.co/48JhzzkGV5
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) November 14, 2018
WTOK – State Treasure speaks to Rotary Club
Sen. Wicker sees Coast Guard reauthorization pass
Today, the Senate passed the bipartisan Coast Guard Reauthorization Act and Vessel Incidental Discharge Act. Thank you to @SenatorWicker and @SenDanSullivan for your partnership on this important legislation. For more, visit: https://t.co/CuNAbH5jCS pic.twitter.com/cscxGWG2om
— Senate Commerce (@SenateCommerce) November 14, 2018
Congressman Palazzo recognized for service by VA Secretary
Today, I was recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Robert Wilkie, for my service in the U.S. military. pic.twitter.com/0yPHjKFs1r
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) November 14, 2018
Angel Myers McIlrath of Ocean Springs will take over a district attorney for the 19th district beginning next year. She is filling the seat left by Tony Lawrence, who was elected to a seat in the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Governor Phil Bryant announced the appointment Wednesday afternoon.
The 19th Circuit Court District encompasses Jackson, George, and Greene counties…
…“Angel has loyally served the people of the 19th Circuit Court District for over a decade, and I am pleased she has accepted this appointment as District Attorney,” Gov. Bryant said. “Her vast experience as a prosecutor and in private practice make her well-qualified, and I know she will continue the exceptional work in her new role.”
Former Clarion Ledger reporter Apel starts at Communications Director at MS Dept of Public Safety
Well, I just wrapped up my first day at the @MissDPS, where I will be serving as Director of Communications. I am so excited and humbled to be a part of this team. God definitely wound my steps to this place. I can’t wait to see what else He’s going to do. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JFNepdwlB6
— Therese Apel (@TRex21) November 14, 2018