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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:23 AM

MS-SEN: Espy breaks single-day fundraising record as Democrats appear galvanized by RBG's death

Galvanized by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the U.S. Senate’s role in replacing her, Democratic donors are giving in droves to Mike Espy, the Democrat challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in November.

Espy has raised nearly $200,000 since Ginsburg’s passing was announced on Friday evening, according to Espy campaign sources. That total — a single-day fundraising record for Espy this cycle — is close to one-third of what he raised from April to June.

While a fundraising advantage doesn’t translate to votes, an influx of cash 45 days from Election Day could loom large for Espy, who has acknowledged his need to reach more Mississippi voters during the COVID-19 pandemic and has largely been ignored by national Democrats.

“We know that the GOP Senate majority is very vulnerable,” Espy wrote in a Saturday morning fundraising email. “Mitch McConnell himself admitted he has a ’50-50′ chance. That’s why he announced his plans to ram through another Supreme Court Justice less than two hours after we learned our hero, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had passed away.”

Hyde-Smith, meanwhile, has struggled raising cash this cycle. Among incumbent senators, Hyde-Smith has raised less than 96 incumbent senators, including Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, who doesn’t face another election until 2024. The three Senate incumbents who raised less than Hyde-Smith have announced they will not seek re-election.


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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:00 AM

1. Espy ran against her in the 2018 special election. Hyde-Smith is the stupidest GOP Senator.

Let’s help out Espy! He’s run against her once already for this senate seat.

Regarding politicians who run in and then lose an election, and then run again (and sometimes again), this past week a Georgia political commentator noted about Jon Ossoff’s (D-GA) chance of winning against Perdue (R-GA): “You’re a loser, until you’re not.”



Maybe someone should remind Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith that the South lost the Civil War about 155 years ago. And that schools are desegregated. At that lynchings aren't a fun place to meet up with people.

Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day: Cindy Hyde-Smith
Sep 07, 2019 5:59am EDT by republicinsanity,

Welcome to the 782nd original “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profile, where today we’ll be discussing U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Missouri, who served in the Mississippi State Senate from 2000-2012, and after winning two terms as Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture of Commerce in 2011 and 2015, respectively, she was originally appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace the retiring Thad Cochran, but she still had to win the 2018 special election to remain in that seat through the end of Cochran’s term in 2021.

That special election put a pretty large magnifying glass on Cindy Hyde-Smith, and what people found wasn’t exactly inspiring. People already had concerns about her attitudes on race when she came out in support of Donald Trump’s stupid idea for a border wall between the United States and Mexico, but a series of gaffes in November of 2018 made her look pretty friggin’ racist, to say the least. The first was at a campaign stop where she met a local rancher and said “if he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the front row”.

Given Mississippi’s nasty history of lynchings, this was perhaps not the best expression to use. And yet, she waited over a week for outrage to grow before she gave a meek apology. But then, a video came out of her on November 2nd, 2018, where she talked about “liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don’t want to vote… Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult…And I think that’s a great idea.” For those keeping score at home, she just described actively creating a campaign of voter suppression against liberals and how cool that would be for her.


But because it’s Mississippi, none of that was a deal-breaker, and Hyde-Smith went on to win the special election over Mike Espy. She thus has been able to remain in Washington, where she’s served as little more than a rubber stamp for Donald Trump, and approve every wildly unqualified or corrupt person he has nominated for a spot on a federal bench, and other such terrible folks as torture maven Gina Haspel, accused rapist Brett Kavanaugh, and blatant toady William Barr


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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:02 AM

2. I'd love to see Cindy Hyde-Smith beaten.

She's a Trumper, and a real embarrassment. It's hard for a Democrat to win a statewide office in Mississippi, though, especially a black Democrat. It's good to see a Democrat challenger in the race. For a while there, the Democrats were practically ceding these seats in states like Mississippi. We have to keep trying until we win again here. The tide will turn eventually.

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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:15 AM

3. Any polls on this race?

I haven't seen any.

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