U.S Senate

Obama Endorses Espy in Mississippi; Trump Backs Hyde-Smith

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat trying to unseat a Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi said Wednesday that he has received his “biggest endorsement yet,” from former President Barack Obama. “Mike Espy has a…

Cindy Hyde-Smith plans to officially file for six-year term

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith plans to seek a full six-year term as one of Mississippi’s two United States senators. Senator Hyde-Smith is officially filing for re-election at the Mississippi Republican Party Headquarters in Jackson. She was joined by fellow US Senator…

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker sworn in

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was sworn into the United States Senate for another six-year term today. Vice President Mike Pence administered the Oath of Office on the Senate floor. Wicker has represented Mississippi in the United States Senate since December…

Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in U.S. Senate

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was sworn in today on Capitol Hill after winning her seat in the runoff election last month. Hyde-Smith was sworn in on the Senate floor. Afterwards, she took part in a ceremonial swearing in with Senator…

Chris McDaniel on the Coast

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel made his way down to the Biloxi Lighthouse for a rally of his own. McDaniel spoke to residents about the importance of draining the swamp and reforming the government. He also talked about not funding…

U.S. Senate candidate Tobey Bartee meets in Pascagoula

U.S. Senate candidate Tobey Bartee hosted a meet and greet at the public library in Pascagoula to address the upcoming election with voters. Bartee tells News 25 he starts every meet and greet by asking the public two questions. What’s…

Interview with 2018 U.S. Senate Candidate David Baria

The last of the votes have been cast for the 2018 Mississippi party primary runoff election. David Baria is the new U.S. Senate candidate. He will face off against Roger Wicker in the November election. News 25’s Veronica Bayona has…

Primary Election Day

Mississippi voters are casting ballots today in party primaries for one U.S. Senate seat and four U.S. House seats. Polls are now open until 7 p.m. Incumbent U.S. Senator Roger Wicker faces a challenger in a Republican primary while six…

Mayor of Tupelo qualifies for U.S. Senate

Candidates are getting lined up for the Mississippi U.S. Senate race. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has just qualified for the November 6th special election race. Cindy Hyde-Smith was recently sworn in to serve the remainder of Thad Cochran’s term, but…

Senator Thad Cochran says farewell

Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi has given a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate where he’s the longest-serving current member of Congress. The 80-year-old Cochran is retiring April 1st because of poor health. He says he’s “optimistic about the…

Farewell statement of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran

The U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued his farewell statement to the Senate during time set aside by the Senate Majority Leader for Senators to recognize Cochran’s service. Cochran (R-Miss.) will retire from the Senate on Sunday, April. 1.…

Governor Bryant will not appoint McDaniel

Governor Phil Bryant announced Thursday he will not be appointing state Senator Chris McDaniel to succeed long-time Republican Senator Thad Cochran. Governor Bryant said his decision to appoint a new U.S. senator will not be influenced by Republican lawmakers in…

Chris McDaniel seeks open Senate seat

A Mississippi state lawmaker who came close to defeating U.S. Senator Thad Cochran now says he’ll run for the retiring senator’s open seat. Today, Republican State Senator Chris McDaniel announced he will drop his primary challenge to incumbent Republican U.S.…

Chris McDaniel speaks at Faith Baptist Church

Faith Baptist Church in Gulfport had U.S. Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel for Sunday lunch to discuss the nation’s future with locals. McDaniel says with every big movement in history that really shook up the country it always starts in small…

Veterans Appeals Act passes U.S. Senate

A bill aimed at easing veterans ability to appeal VA cases has passed the U.S. Senate and now moves to the House. Today, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee approved legislation, co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, to help veterans challenge…