MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Trump to rally for GOP’s Senate candidate in Mississippi

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 photograph, President Donald Trump stands in the shadows while U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., encourages the crowd at a rally in Southaven, Miss. Hyde-Smith is running for the final two years of the term of former Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who retired last year and faces three opponents in this non-partisan race, including Mike Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is heading to Mississippi for two rallies to try to keep a Senate seat in Republican hands.

Trump will be campaigning Monday for GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. The former congressman was agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton.

Espy is trying to become the first African-American to represent Mississippi in the Senate since Reconstruction.

Trump plans to speak Monday afternoon at a rally in Tupelo and then that night at a rally in Biloxi.

Trump returned Sunday evening from Florida, where he spent the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago club. He visited his nearby golf course all five days he spent in Florida, and he took time to talk to troops stationed abroad on Thanksgiving Day.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending