Michael Smith, Cindy Hyde-Smith's Husband

Trump speaks during a rally at the Tupelo Regional Airport in Tupelo. — AFP

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the MS special Senate election run-off as Likely Republican.

Michael Smith is the first and only husband of Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is now running in the runoff election for the U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi. Trump won 58 per cent of the state's vote in 2016, and Hyde-Smith has tied herself closely to his presidency.

While Mississippi is a solidly Republican state, special elections are notoriously hard to predict as they tend to have low turnout.

Trump's mission will be to rally the faithful toward Hyde-Smith, who has faced campaign setbacks after her comments this month about a "public hanging" seemed to allude to Mississippi's tortured history of lynching of African Americans.

The comments triggered a political firestorm in a state that has a history of racism and lynchings and was a flashpoint in America's civil rights struggle.

The group sued on behalf of the Mississippi NAACP and three voters.

Over the past week, high-profile contributors to the campaign of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith including Walmart, AT&T, Pfizer, and Major League Baseball have requested a refund after the MS politician's "public hanging" remark sparked outrage.

Google, which distanced itself from the candidate following her remarks, has not publicly requested that its $US5,000 donation to the senator be returned, according to Popular Information reporter Judd Legum. And the simplest, most common reason why they support her? "Maybe we just want to make it a little more hard".

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The president said she has apologised and misspoke, adding that her comments were "taken a certain way but she certainly didn't mean it".

Chuck McIntosh, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the state capitol building, said the nooses and signs were found shortly before 8am on Monday on the south side of the site in central Jackson. Another sign notes that from 1882 to 1968, MS had the highest record of lynchings at 581, a claim that tracks with information from the NAACP's website.

The midterms are over, but President Donald Trump is back campaigning in MS to help GOP Sen. "I have stood up for you and you know I will continue to stand up for the conservative values of MS". "She is an outstanding person who is strong on the Border, Crime, Military, our great Vets, Healthcare & the 2nd A. Needed in D.C.", Trump wrote Sunday in one of a pair of tweets for the senator.

Trippi advised Jones during his improbable win in Alabama past year, and emphasized that Jones won by only 23,000 votes despite facing a historically bad opponent who motivated Democratic voters and depressed GOP turnout. Lindsey Graham, the tiger of the fight to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, who reminded the crowd of Hyde-Smith's vote on then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

"I want everybody to know, no matter who you voted for today, I'm going to always represent every Mississippian". Hyde-Smith outpaced Espy by about 8,400 votes, or just a single percentage point, on November 6, while Republican Chris McDaniel took 17 percent.

Ms Hyde-Smith's campaign meanwhile has critiqued Mr Espy's lobbying work and affiliations with an Ivory Coast dictator.

The result will finalize the balance of power in the US Senate. Cindy Hyde-Smith about her comments referencing a "public hanging" and suggested her apology should suffice.

Why is the election still ongoing?

Thad Cochran, who resigned in April amid health concerns. Instead, the race has been upended in the final days thanks to multiple stumbles by the GOP nominee that have dredged up the state's history of racial violence.

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