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Trump could return to Mississippi for senator

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President Donald Trump might return to Mississippi to campaign for a Republican U.S. senator who's facing a Democrat in a runoff.

Posted: Nov 15, 2018 6:05 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump might return to Mississippi to campaign for a Republican U.S. senator who's facing a Democrat in a runoff.

The White House is looking at holding a rally in Mississippi before the Nov. 27 runoff, but plans were still not definite on Wednesday. That's according to a person with knowledge of White House thinking who is not authorized to speak publicly.


Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy, who is a former U.S. agriculture secretary.

Trump endorsed Hyde-Smith in August, and she appeared with him at a rally in early October in northern Mississippi.

Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Hyde-Smith as a temporary successor to longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who retired in April. The runoff winner gets the final two years of a term Cochran started.

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