Mike Espy, A Very Experienced African American Politician, Is All Set to Win Tomorrow's Jungle Senate Primary in Mississippi

Not much has changed in Mississippi.


Most all of the white voters there are Republicans. The chances of a Democrat winning in a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate are pretty much akin to the chance of a snowball lasting for more than one second in Hades.


But then, these are the days of the Trump Era.


Tomorrow, Mississippi voters will decide a runoff for the unexpired term of Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who resigned earlier this year for health reasons. Gov. Phil Bryant, also a Republican, appointed former State Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith to Sen. Cochran’s seat. Since being in the Senate, Hyde-Smith has voted with Donald Trump 100% of the time, and she got no nods of approval at all from the ACLU.


For special elections, Mississippi has a non-partisan system (how could that be in a nation so polarized, and all because of Trump?). It’s calleld the jungle primary system.


Hyde-Smith is the former elected Agriculture Commissioner for the Mangnolia State (which also styles itself as the Hospitality State — how ironic, in view of Mississippi’s long history of racial violence)


A person with a very loose mouth, Sen. Hyde-Smith said recently that if invited to a public hanging, she would love to attend.


Hyde-Smith’s opponent in tomorrow’s runoff is former Mississippi Congressman and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, who is African American.


Trump has campaigned extensively for Hyde-Smith, and he says that Hyde-Smith meant nothing bad when she talked about going to see a public hanging.


For all this, see https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/24/politics/cindy-hyde-smith-confederacy-mississippi-senate-race/index.html.


Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, tells us that Espy will defeat Hyde-Smith easily, much to the consternation of Senator Obstruction (the senior senator from Kentucky).