President Donald Trump will make an eleventh-hour attempt to keep a Mississippi Senate seat in Republican hands later this month when he headlines two rallies there the day before a runoff election. Gov. Phil Bryant also leapt to the defense of Hyde-Smith, whom he appointed to fill the unexpired term of Sen. People will be allowed into the event at 2 p.m. that day.
Hyde-Smith countered the videos with a news release about Espy's lobbying earlier this decade for an African dictator now on trial for crimes against humanity, a story that also has been covered by the national media. It is the second rally in Biloxi and first in Tupelo.More news: Airbnb removes Israeli West Bank settlement listings
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"Our campaign is working hard for a big election-day turnout, so the President's visit the day before the runoff will be a good boost to make sure all conservatives know they have a very clear choice in this runoff election", she said.
This announcement of the presidential visit comes as the senator's campaign has run into some turbulence. In another, she indicated support for making it "just a little more difficult" for liberal college students to vote. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), who in recent weeks has joked about attending a public hanging and limiting voting rights for liberals. The senator issued a statement after the video posted, saying, "In a comment on November 2, I referred to accepting an invitation to a speaking engagement". Hyde-Smith's campaign said in a statement she was "making a joke" and that the video was "selectively edited". Hyde-Smith, who's facing off against Democrat Mike Espy on November 27, was appointed to the seat in April when Cochran resigned due to health concerns. U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey is expected to be in the state with Espy on Monday.