President Trump on Monday night heaped praise on embattled Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) on the eve of Mississippi’s nationally watched runoff election, while attacking her Democratic rival as “far-left.”
In his first rally of the night, Trump urged voters to not get complacent and to vote for Hyde-Smith in order to boost Republicans’ Senate majority. He highlighted Hyde-Smith’s unwavering support for his agenda, particularly her vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump headlined two rallies on behalf of Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday’s runoff to fill the remaining two years of retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R) term in a race that’s become unexpectedly competitive in deep-red Mississippi.
Hyde-Smith will square off against former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D), who’s vying to become the first black senator in the state since Reconstruction.