Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended segregational school, praised Confederates in legislation

Trump rallies Hyde Smith voters as Espy pushes turnout

The events came after President Donald Trump again tweeted support for Hyde-Smith, calling her an "outstanding person" the day before he planned to campaign with her.

In addition, the former lobbyist and US agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton collected $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot now on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

Trump said repeatedly Monday that Hyde-Smith had apologized for her comments and that he believed she was honest.

"She stood up to the Democrat smear machine", Trump said, praising her for voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Espy, if elected, would become the first African-American to represent MS in the Senate since Reconstruction.

It's not the first controversy that Hyde-Smith has caused.

The school photos surfaced days after other photos circulated on social media of Hyde-Smith wearing a gray Confederate military-style hat in 2014 when she was state agriculture commissioner and visited Beauvoir, the beachside home in Biloxi, Mississippi, that was the last home for Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

Hyde-Smith has apologized to "anyone that was offended" by the hanging comment, saying she meant no ill will.

The league said in a statement Sunday it was revoking a $5,000 donation it had made to Hyde-Smith. Hyde-Smith was captured in a viral video making remarks about attending a "public hanging". Respected by all. We need her in Washington!.

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"If we win tomorrow, we'll be at 53-47 which is substantially more than we had", Trump said. Thad Cochran in April, is now having to fight for her seat against a challenger who she defeated by little more than a percentage point earlier this month.

Besides supporting her personally, Trump is also trying to solidify Republican control of the Senate, which he has complained is hardly a majority now with 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and 2 independents who both caucus with the Democrats.

But the continued reports have garnered national attention to the runoff race, which is expected to see a higher-than-average turnout.

About a third of MS voters were African-American in the four-way race on Election Day, and Espy won support from about 80 percent of them, compared to about 20 percent of white voters, according to VoteCast, a wide-ranging survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press.

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.

Officials say this is particularly high for absentee voting for a run-off election.

Tuesday's runoff election will conclude the 2018 midterms.

She then noted "this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me". The state last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982. Segregation was not openly acknowledged at the school, she said.

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