TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Huge crowds eagerly waited for President Donald Trump as Air Force One landed on Monday, as he came to rally up support from the Republican base for Interim Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.
"I'm here to ask the people of Mississippi to send Cindy Hyde-Smith to the American Senate so we can make it great again, so we can make it great for all Americans," remarked President Donald Trump.
One topic for the president was focused on border security.
"Illegal immigration is very unfair to workers including African-American workers," Trump said. "My administration will always protect Mississippi workers from unfair and illegal competition."
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is still facing fire for her public hanging comments earlier this month, spoke to crowds on the need for smaller government.
It's about the people of Mississippi and what you believe in," said candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith. "Lower taxes, less government, less regulations. Supporting our veterans, supporting our military."
She also gave reasons as to why voters should cast her name on the ballot instead of her opponent Democrat Mike Espy.
"I think I've given you one good reason that I can ask for your vote tonight, because I've worked very, very hard for you," Hyde-Smith said. "I have stood up for you and you know that I will continue to stand up for the values of Mississippi."
The president also invited Senator Lindsey Graham to the stage who urged people in Tupelo to make their vote count.
"I want you to show up Tuesday," Graham commented. "We're going to start over in 2019. If you like Kavanaugh there's more coming."
If Hyde-Smith wins the senate seat, she will be the first elected female senator to represent Mississippi in Washington D.C. Democrat Mike Espy would be the first African-American senator from Mississippi in more than a century.