Trump to campaign for Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who is locked in a tight race with Democrat Mike Espy; analysis from Michael Meehan, former chief of staff for Sen.
The hard-fought Senate race is expected to drive a higher-than-usual turnout for a runoff in Mississippi. Thad Cochran, who stepped down for health reasons.
The runoff between Hyde-Smith and Espy has drawn comparisons to last year's special election in which Democrat Doug Jones defeated the scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore to fill Jeff Sessions' vacated seat.
Hyde-Smith has been heavily criticized this month for making racist comments on the Confederate South.
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As a state senator in 2007, Hyde-Smith cosponsored a resolution that honored then-92-year-old Effie Lucille Nicholson Pharr, calling her "the last known living "Real Daughter" of the Confederacy living in MS".
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Major League Baseball's donation, coming after Hyde-Smith's controversial comments and actions, created an immediate backlash once it was discovered last night.
Hyde-Smith's campaign called the school issue a personal attack on her family meant to draw attention away from real issues.
A 2014 Facebook post in which Hyde-Smith praises Confederate history subsequently surfaced. Hyde-Smith's runoff election against Espy, a former congressman and US agriculture secretary, has been far closer than expected thanks to a series of racial controversies, including a photo that emerged of Hyde-Smith wearing a replica hat of a Confederate soldier, and a video in which she said she'd be "on the front row" if invited to a public hanging. About 38 percent of the state's residents are black. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith rallied at the Magnolia Civic Center to mobilize voters.
Espy spoke for almost 30 minutes Monday to a crowd of about 200 people gathered at church in Jackson.
"We've got a job to do".
And in the final weeks of the campaign, race has become a dominant issue. He said of Espy, "Oh, he's far left, he's out there". It will be Trump's second trip to MS on the senator's behalf since October.
Trump will make at least two stops on Monday: In the afternoon in Tupelo - the birthplace of Elvis Presley - and in the evening in Biloxi, at a larger rally at the Coast Coliseum at 8 p.m, the Clarion Ledger reported. Cindy Hyde-Smith's (R-MS) campaign received some negative press coverage.
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About 100 anti-Trump protesters were also there, chanting "Impeach 45" as they held signs with red strikes through Hyde-Smith's name.
Democrats also have used some star power.
On immigration, Trump defended the US response to the border clash on Sunday, when USA agents fired tear gas at migrants, some of whom had attempted to climb through fencing and wire separating the countries.
In addition, the former lobbyist and USA agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton collected $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot now on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. MS last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982. Hyde-Smith and her campaign said the comment was a bad joke, and the Republican senator later apologized.
"I guess you could juxtapose my experience with her experience", Espy told The Associated Press between his campaign appearances Saturday in Jackson.
Trump defended Hyde-Smith Monday.
A former student who provided the photo to the newspaper said she realized at the time that her parents sent her to Lawrence County Academy to avoid interactions with black students. He said he knows "where her heart is and her heart is good". "MLB has requested that the contribution be returned".
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