Mike Espy, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was on MSNBC Sunday morning to discuss his race against Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. He covered topics such as the campaign finances his team has raised and how to ensure a successful voter turnout.

Espy called the 2018 race a “prelude” and said because of the amount of African American votes per-capita in Mississippi, they are now focusing on ways to ensure voters make it to the polls. He added that has been the incentive behind the large amount of fundraising he has done.

“It’s our goal to go get those moderate voters, those independent voters, those voters that are tired of Senator Cindy Hyde-smith,” said Espy.

He plans to spend the next 100 days building a coalition of African Americans along with moderate white voters. He said he believes that will get him the votes he needs to pull ahead in November.