The victor Tuesday gets the final two years of a six-year term.
With all but one midterm election decided, national attention has turned to the U.S. Senate runoff race in MS between incumbent Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy.
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"Here's what you're not going to get from me: You're not going to hear any talk about voter suppression".
Hyde-Smith has apologized for the remark but Espy, an African-American and former congressman, has used the comment as fodder during his campaign. One sign said MS needs a senator "who respects the lives of lynch victims".
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama is telling MS voters that he and fellow Democrat Mike Espy could work together to be moderate voices and bridge the partisan divide in Washington. "If Mike Espy is in the Senate, it would not be cut", Espy told supporters.
This is controversial because Hyde-Smith recently told a crowd at a campaign event that she would be "in the front row of a public hanging", if invited. Even on trade and tariffs, where Trump's decisions could hurt MS farmers, Hyde-Smith praised the president. Then they fly to the Gulf Coast for a rally in Biloxi. In a tweet, Trump called her "an outstanding person". "Mississippi, Vote for @cindyhydesmith on Tuesday". Respected by all. We need her in Washington!
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Some of the same people who worked on Jones' campaign in 2017 in Alabama are now working on Espy's.
Some of the same people who worked on Jones' campaign in 2017 in Alabama are now working on Espy's. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican. And in the final weeks of the campaign, race has become a dominant issue.
News of the 2007 measure comes amid increased scrutiny of Hyde-Smith's past after a series of recordings surfaced that featured her making comments about attending a "public hanging" and suppressing the votes of students in the state.
It appears that Hyde-Smith was attending school somewhere else when the Lawrence Academy opened, meaning she transferred there deliberately. From what I've seen so far this cycle, it has broke more in favor of Democrats, at least as far as sitting members of Congress go.
The race is expected to drive a higher-than-usual turnout for a runoff in Mississippi.
More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested for the runoff, and that number could increase as circuit clerks continue compiling information, the MS secretary of state's office said Saturday. About 69,000 absentee ballots were requested before the 6 November election.
Tuesday's runoff election will conclude the 2018 midterms.