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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he’s running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state’s painful racial history. “I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi and the United States,” […]

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Election officials say a Mississippi man collapsed and died on the way to vote with his wife who went back later to cast her ballot. Precinct bailiff Keith Varnado tells The Enterprise-Journal that Emmitt Booth was coming in the door at the South McComb Baptist Church in southern Mississippi to vote Tuesday morning when he collapsed. He […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state’s first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was rocked by the video, in which Hyde-Smith said of a supporter, “If he […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The last U.S. Senate race of the midterms was coming to a close Tuesday as Mississippi residents chose between a white Republican Senate appointee whose “public hanging” comments angered many people and a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House. History will be made […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state’s history of racist violence. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the nooses were accompanied by […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark was caught on […]

Lots of attention has been on the recounts in Florida and Georgia, but we also need to be paying attention to Mississippi as well. Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith are in a runoff for senate. Roland Martin talks to Congressman Bennie Thompson and Tristan Wilkerson with Be Woke campaign and both say this runoff is […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark […]