Hyde-Smith, Espy make final push for Senate seat

Hyde-Smith, Espy make final push for Senate seat

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The two U.S. Senate candidates from Mississippi are making their final push ahead of Tuesday’s special runoff election.

President Donald Trump will visit the Magnolia State to campaign for Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who's facing Democratic candidate Mike Espy.

Both candidates spent their Thanksgiving weekend urging their supporters to get to the polls.

President Trump will hold two rallies for Hyde-Smith on Monday night--one in Biloxi and one in Tupelo.

Hyde-Smith has come under criticism in the last few weeks for comments she made about a public hanging and voter suppression.

She claims she was joking and apologized.

But her opponent Espy said those comments gave Mississippi "another black eye," and were hurtful to many.

Espy has received support from top Democrats including former Vice President Joe Biden.

Espy will host a rally with gospel singers in Jackson on Monday night.

Polls will be open for the special runoff election Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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