Mike Espy Running on Democratic Ticket in Race for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Seat
It’s official. Another candidate has filed to run in the race for Mississippi’s United States Senate seat. On Thursday, Mike Espy officially submitted his paperwork in Jackson to be a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Mississippi Democratic primary this March. Espy was joined by his family and Democratic State Party Chairman Bobby Moak as he officially filed to be on the ballot.
Espy, a former U.S. House member and former U.S. Agriculture Secretary, will be on the March 10th Democratic ballot in the state primaries. Current U.S. Senator and Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith, will be on the March 10th Republican primary ballot in the race.
Just one week ago, Hyde-Smith filed her official paper work, to seek the full six-year term to serve as U.S. Senator once again. You may remember, she was appointed in April of 2018 to fill the vacancy created when long-time U.S. Senator Thad Cochran resigned. Hyde-Smith then faced off with Democrat Mike Espy in a November 2018 special election to fill the last two years of the retired Republican’s Senate seat.
Espy will run as a Democrat and Hyde-Smith as a Republican in the state’s March 10th primary- each seeking their respective party’s nomination.
The winners of the March 10th primary, or a March 31st primary runoff if necessary – will go on to appear on the state’s November 3rd ballot with each party’s winning candidate in Mississippi’s general election.