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Hyde-Smith open to debate in potential Mississippi runoff

A Mississippi Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate says she would not mind debating a Democratic challenger if they get into a runoff for the special election. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith told The Greenwood Commonwealth on Wednesday that she thinks Mike Espy “would be very civil.” Republican Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Hyde-Smith to temporarily succeed Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned ...

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Ads pick up in Mississippi special election for US Senate

Candidates and political action committees are increasing advertising ahead of the crowded Nov. 6 special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith released a TV ad Tuesday showing her in blue jeans and boots at her family’s cattle auction in Brookhaven. She relates cattle ranching to serving in Washington and says: “You can’t be afraid ...

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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton withdraws from Senate race

TUPELO – Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has dropped out of the race to replace Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. A press release issued by the Shelton campaign Tuesday afternoon announced his decision to withdraw from the race. Shelton issued the following statement in the release: “After much prayer and consideration I have reached the decision that I will be ...

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Espy, Shelton offer similar campaign pitches

The two candidates say this race offers a unique opportunity. They decry the politics of pitched partisan warfare. They talk about reaching across the aisle and solving problems. This kind of optimistic rhetoric may aspire to reach beyond the fray, but it puts Mike Espy and Jason Shelton on a collision course. Democrats in a deep red state, Espy and ...

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Espy makes his case for Senate seat via his web page

Mike Espy, the first person to announce intentions to run for the United States Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran’s retirement, has unveiled his campaign website. Since Espy announced his intentions to run for the seat in early March on the same day Cochran announced his pending retirement, he has said very little publicly about his plans. But Friday, ...

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Supervisors say no to mayor's request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records during settlement talks for lawsuits ...

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