Mike Espy

Senate rematch as Hyde-Smith faces off against Espy

Democrat Mike Espy is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi by labeling her “Confederate Cindy” and saying she’s out of touch with voters in a diverse state. If elected, he would be Mississippi’s…

Hyde-Smith and Espy disagree on Supreme Court

Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger Mike Espy are divided on the question of whether to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court before the November election. With the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an…

Mississippi Democrat Espy to run again for US Senate in 2020

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. Espy made…

Special election runoff

Tonight, the results will be final for a groundbreaking election, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has the chance to become the first woman elected to the Senate from Mississippi and former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy could the first African-American elected to the…

Mike Espy casts his vote in runoff election

Mike Espy cast his vote earlier Tuesday. Espy faces Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith who has been mired in several racially-charged controversies. “For the people of Mississippi, if I'm lucky and privileged and blessed enough to be elected tonight, I think it's…

Voters cast their ballots in special election

Mississippians took to the polls again today to vote in the special election in the U.S. Senate race. On the ballot for that Senate seat, voters will see the face-off between Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. It’s…

Democrat Mike Espy rallies ahead of the runoff

Democrat Mike Espy spent one final day on the campaign trail ahead of tomorrow’s runoff election that has suddenly garnered national attention. That after controversial comments by Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith including being captured on tape saying she’d attend a…

U.S. Senate runoff election debate

Republican Senator Cindy-Hyde Smith faced off against Democrat Mike Espy in a debate in Jackson. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed to the Senate in April after Senator Thad Cochran retired. Representatives from Hyde-Smith’s campaign said in a statement: “Mississippians were…

Hyde-Smith and Espy to debate tonight in Jackson

The debate between Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy is set for tonight in Jackson. Hyde-Smith was appointed to the Senate in April after Senator Thad Cochran retired of health concerns. Hyde-Smith is challenged by Mike Espy, a…

Joe Biden endorses Mike Espy

Former Vice President Joe Biden is backing fellow Democrat Mike Espy in the U.S. Senate runoff election. Biden says Espy promises to protect social security, Medicare, and those with pre-existing medical conditions trying to find health insurance. Espy was Mississippi’s…

Hyde-Smith faces criticism over comment

Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith facing criticism for joking about attending a hanging in an online video. The video was posted to Twitter Sunday. It shows Senator Hyde-Smith surrounded by a crowd holding her campaign signs. It supposedly takes place…

Hyde-Smith will debate Espy November 20th

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has accepted an invitation from Mississippi Farm Bureau to debate her Democratic opponent Mike Espy on November 20th. Officials say Senator Hyde-Smith’s campaign received and accepted the debate invitation from Mississippi Farm Bureau. The invitation outlined…