DEMOCRATS Eye Mississippi Runoff Election – Hope Racist Smears Will Give Democrat a Boost in Race
Democrats are itching to steal another senate election and now have their eyes on Mississippi.
The Democrat party is pushing the myth that Republican Sen. Cyndy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) is a racist because she mentioned the words “public hanging” during a campaign stop in Tupelo.
So she must be a racist.
"If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row"- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says in Tupelo, MS after Colin Hutchinson, cattle rancher, praises her.
Hyde-Smith is in a runoff on Nov 27th against Mike Espy. pic.twitter.com/0a9jOEjokr
— Lamar White, Jr. (@LamarWhiteJr) November 11, 2018
This is what the Democrat Party is today — racist smear merchants.
It seems to be working for them.
Cindy Hydee-Smith responded to the smear on Monday.
Democrats in Mississippi are hoping to pull off an upset in the November 27 Senate runoff election between GOP nominee Sen. Cyndy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and Democrat nominee former Rep. Mike Espy (D-MS).
This is precisely what they did in the Alabama special Senate election in December of last year when Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) narrowly defeated embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore.
At first glance, the odds in favor of a Democrat victory would appear improbable.
President Trump easily defeated Hillary Clinton in Mississippi in 2016 by 18 points, 58 percent to 40 percent.
It has been 36 years since the state last elected a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1982, when incumbent Sen. John Stennis (D-MS) was re-elected to his seventh and final term.
But some level of trouble is on the horizon for the GOP, and the Democrats are looking to capitalize on it.
In the three-way election to complete the remaining two years of Sen. Thad Cochran’s term last Tuesday, Hyde-Smith, who was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the seat in April after Cochran’s resignation, finished in first place with 41 percent, Espy finished in second place with 40 percent, and State Senator Chris McDaniel, the Tea Party favorite who narrowly lost the 2014 GOP runoff primary election to Cochran, finished in third with 16 percent.