President Trump will campaign in Mississippi for Cindy Hyde-Smith, in the nation’s last undecided Senate race. The Hill reports that the President will hold two rallies for Hyde-Smith on November 26, the day before the state’s runoff election. Tal Axelrod writes:
President Trump will hold two campaign rallies for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) the day before the runoff in Mississippi’s tight Senate race.
“Our campaign is working hard for a big election-day turnout, so the President’s visit the day before the runoff will be a good boost to make sure all conservatives know they have a very clear choice in this runoff election,” Hyde-Smith said in a statement Saturday.
The race headed to a runoff after none of the candidates got a majority of the votes. Hyde-Smith will face off against Democrat Mike Espy, a former U.S. Agriculture secretary, in the Nov. 27 runoff.
In the first round of voting, Hyde-Smith split the Republican vote with conservative firebrand and Trump supporter Chris McDaniel, who will not appear in the runoff. Hyde-Smith got about 42 percent of the vote, while McDaniel got about 17 percent. About 41 percent of Mississippi voters supported Espy.
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This won’t be the first time President Trump has campaigned in Mississippi this election cycle. Here’s his speech from earlier this year: