WLOX – President Trump coming to Biloxi ahead of U.S. Senate runoffs

WLOX News Now just confirmed President Donald Trump will return to Biloxi on Monday, November 26. Trump will hold a rally the day before runoff elections for the U.S. Senate seat to support Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R).

Hyde-Smith is facing opponent Mike Espy (D) on Tuesday, November 27.

The Trump rally will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum starting at 8 p.m. (CST). Doors open at 5 p.m. (CST). This will be the second time President Trump holds a rally in Mississippi to support the Hyde-Smith campaign.

WTOK – Trump to return to Mississippi ahead of election

President Donald Trump announced he would return to Mississippi on Nov. 26, the day before the runoff between Espy and Hyde-Smith, to hold rallies in Tupelo and Biloxi for Hyde-Smith.

WTVA – President Trump coming to Tupelo to campaign for U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith

President Trump will come to Tupelo on the eve of the U.S. Senate runoff election to campaign for interim U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

The president is scheduled to hold a rally at 5 p.m. on November 26 at the Tupelo Regional Airport.  People will be allowed into the event at 2 p.m. that day.

Tickets for the event can be reserved online at donaldjtrump.com.  Only two tickets can be reserved for each mobile phone number submitted.

CLARION LEDGER – Trump to rally for Hyde-Smith; Espy seeks women’s support with Kamala Harris stump visit

For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate runoff for the state’s women.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat and potential 2020 presidential candidate, came to Jackson to back Espy in front of more than 100 Democratic women at a morning breakfast.

Espy argued he was a better choice because of his support for expanded health care coverage, gender equity, reducing student debt, and protecting insurance availability for people with pre-existing health conditions.


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Political action committees are also adding fuel to the fire with their ads. Hyde-Smith’s campaign has used social media as a platform to frame Espy alongside Washington democrats. A daily countdown entitled “20 reasons why Mike Espy is too liberal for Mississippi” is posted. Most recently, she’s pushed a story and documents surrounding a lobbying contract Mike Espy was paid $750,000 for in 2011.

Meanwhile, Espy’s is working to appeal to both sides of the aisle in a new commercial.

But the impacts of Cindy Hyde-Smith’s public hanging comment are still lingering. And a small group gathered Friday to call for change.

“Hell no, Cindy got to go,” they chanted.

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WTOK – 2 Mississippi House races are heading to Nov. 27 runoffs

One runoff is in District 31 in parts of Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower and Washington counties.

Otis L. Anthony and Barbara Rose Brooks emerged from a group of eight candidates Nov. 6. The runoff winner will succeed Democrat Sarah Richardson Thomas of Indianola, who served 21 years and resigned June 30.

The other runoff is in District 85 in parts of Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren counties.

JoAnn Collins-Smith and Jeffery Harness emerged from a group of four candidates. The winner will succeed Democrat America “Chuck” Middleton, who was elected in 1995 and resigned in late August.

SUNHERALD – This Coast county had glitches on election day, and may resort to paper polls for the runoff

Modernizing voter registration had a setback in Jackson County during the midterm elections, with electronic poll books declaring a number of people had already voted, though they had not.

Those people were allowed to vote by affidavit, including some who were told they were at the wrong precinct, even though they were at the correct one…

…“We are in conference with the manufacturer to address this issue,” Danny Glaskox, chairman of the Jackson County Election Commission. “We will refrain from using them again until we are sure that the issue is resolved to our satisfaction.”

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WTOK – Meridian native to lead Court of Appeals

Judge Kenny Griffis, Jr., will become the next Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller, Jr., made the announcement Friday.

Griffis, 57, is a Meridian native now living in Ridgeland. He’s begin his service as administrative head of the Court of Appeals Jan. 2, 2019. He will take over the leadership position from Court of Appeals Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee, who will retire Dec. 31.

“Judge Griffis is a seasoned appellate judge with extensive experience who has always worked for and supported the improvement of the judiciary and the administration of justice,” said Chief Justice Waller. “I appreciate his willingness to take on the additional administrative duties of Chief Judge. He will be an outstanding leader as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.”

“I look forward to continuing the excellence of the Court of Appeals and working with other members of the Court as we meet our responsibility of rendering well-reasoned and timely decisions,” said Griffis. “I am honored to serve the Court of Appeals in this capacity.”

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WTVA – MSU honors Sonny Montgomery

Mississippi State University paid tribute to the late Congressman G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery.

The football team wore statesman uniforms to honor the World War II veteran and former MSU graduate.

Montgomery was honored during the annual veterans recognition at MSU’s final home game.