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FILE - This file photo combination shows Mike Espy, left, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, on Oct. 5, 2018, and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Nov. 5, 2018, both in Jackson, Miss. If Espy and Hyde-Smith win their respective party's primaries, they will face each other in the November 2020 general election. Hyde-Smith defeated Espy in a November 2018 special election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi will have Democratic primary for US Senate

Jan. 10, 2020 6:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is aiming for a rematch of a U.S. Senate race that he lost to Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi in 2018, in hopes of reversing the outcome. To compete with her in November, he will first have to push past two candidates in the Democratic...

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., left, thanks fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, of Mississippi, second from left, Lt. Gov.-elect Delbert Hosemann, center, and former Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, for supporting her bid for re-election, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at state GOP headquarters in Jackson, Miss. Hyde-Smith filed papers to run at party headquarters, with many Republican elected officials in attendance. She is expected to campaign by emphasizing her loyalty to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Trump-loyal Mississippi senator qualifies for reelection

Jan. 3, 2020 4:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi filed papers Friday to run for reelection, emphasizing her loyalty to President Donald Trump on border security and other issues. Speaking to more than 100 supporters at the state GOP headquarters, Hyde-Smith recalled how she backed...

FILE - This file photo combination shows Mike Espy, left, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, on Oct. 5, 2018, and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Nov. 5, 2018, both in Jackson, Miss. If Espy and Hyde-Smith win their respective party's primaries, they will face each other in the November 2020 general election. Hyde-Smith defeated Espy in a November 2018 special election. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi opens qualifying time for federal candidates

Jan. 1, 2020 8:01 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Candidates for federal offices can start filing qualifying papers on Thursday in Mississippi. The state's longest-serving member of Congress, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he is seeking another two-year term. The state's three...