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They contrast “diversity” with the GOP Senator in Mississippi

A Democrat who runs for the US Senate in Mississippi says he would have experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" at…

A Democrat who runs for the US Senate in Mississippi says he would have experience of “diversity” and “inclusion” at work, and he believes that the Republican he tries to unseat has a background that lacks these characteristics.

Democrat Mike Espy spoke Saturday about how he and his twin sister were among the 17 black students who integrated the white white Yazoo City High School 1969, the 1971 exam.

An independent newspaper, Jackson Free Press, reported Friday Republican late. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is white, attended a white private school founded in 1970, the year that many Mississippi folk colleges were integrated. She graduated from Lawrence County Academy in 1

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The spokesman for the Hyde-Smith campaign Melissa Scallan responded to the report of Hyde-Smith’s high school presence by saying: “In his latest attempt to help Mike Espy, they have got the liberal media released their The minds have bowed themselves to a new lid and attacked their entire family and tried to destroy her personally instead of focusing on the clear differences in the questions between Cindy Hyde-Smith and her left opponents. “

Espy said he was called” N the word “many days of integration.

“I suppose you could summarize my experience with his experience,” told Espy The Associated Press between his campaign launches on Saturday in Jackson.

“If the story is correct, she deliberately took a decision to separate, and my parents consciously took a decision to be inclusive,” said Espy. “So, it’s a Mississippi I want to be a part of – one of the diversity, one of inclusion, one of different experiences. … I decided to use the very difficult time to learn and try to reach out to people of all races. So if you compare me and the experience with Cindy Hyde and her experience, I’d rather get my experience. “

The hard-fought senate competition is expected to lead a higher than usual rise for a runoff in Mississippi. President Donald Trump is about to travel to the state for two meetings with Hyde-Smith on Monday.

More than 43,000 absentee voting has Requested for runoff, and this number may increase as circuit workers continue to gather information, Mississippi Secretary of State Office said Saturday.

About 69,000 absentee polls were requested before the election on November 6th. Typically, a large drop in votes between the first election and a runoff.

Saturday was the deadline for voting absent. Several dozens were waiting in a line that stretched out of Hinds County Courthouse in central Jackson, including retired homeconomic teacher Illinois Cox Littleton, 92, who said she voted for Espy for that she regards him as “a very intelligent man.”

Hyde-Smith assigns ndes as a temporary successor to the long-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran who retired in April. The winner of Tuesday’s departure gets the last two years of a term that he started.

She is the first woman to represent the Mississippi in Congress, and Espy tries to be the first African American to represent the US Senate since Reconstruction. Mississippi last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982.

Mississippi has a story of racist lynchings and violence against people who seek voting rights for black citizens and Hyde-Smith has been strongly criticized after two videos occurred this month. One showed her promising a supporter during a campaign event November 2 by saying, “If he offered me a general hanging, I would be on the first line.” Another showed her on November 3, talking about “liberal people” and making it “just a little harder” for them to vote.

Her campaign said the remark of voting was a joke.

Hyde-Smith said “public hanging” comment was “an excessive expression of consideration” for a second cattle rancher. During a television debate nine days after the video was published, she excused “someone who was offended by my comments,” but also said that the remark was used as a “weapon” against her.

Yearbook images from Lawrence Academy, now closed, show that Hyde was a cheerleader for a team that had a rebel mascot wearing a confederate battle flag.

The school pictures discovered days after other photos were circulated on Hyde-Smith social media with a gray confederate military style hat in 2014 when she was a state agricultural commissioner and visited Beauvoir, the beach home in Biloxi, Mississippi, it was the last home for Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Hyde-Smith sent the images of himself at Beauvoir in Facebook at the time of the text: “Mississippi History At Its Best!”

Scallan said the Hyde-Smith campaign had no comment on the Beauvoir images.

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