Espy to Take Another Shot at Mississippi Senate Seat

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Democrat Mike Espy says he will challenge Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith again next year. A former Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture, Espy lost last year’s special election to fill the last two years of retired Senator Thad Cochran’s six-year term. Hyde-Smith, who was Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner when Governor Phil Bryant appointed her to temporarily take Cochran’s place, became the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi. If elected, Espy would become the state’s first African-American U.S. senator since Reconstruction. Espy wants to reduce poverty and increase well-paying jobs in Mississippi, improve schools, make health care more affordable and end President Trump’s trade war that’s pressuring farmers financially. Qualifying begins January 2nd for next year’s March 10th party primaries. No Republicans have announced challenges to Hyde-Smith in the GOP primary; federal Election Commission data shows Espy has raised $100,000 and had $131,000 on hand while Hyde-Smith raised nearly $1 million and had $583,000 on hand as of September 30th.

 


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5 Comments on "Espy to Take Another Shot at Mississippi Senate Seat"

  1. We’ve spoken and we don’t want you

  2. Maybe TYSON CHICKEN could use you

  3. Hey Scott go away old man !! Already

  4. With same results ala Jim Hood and his success

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