Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was caught on tape saying that if one of her big supporters invited her to a public hanging, she’d be there in the front row. Mississippi has a notorious history of lynching black people. Hyde-Smith’s comment -- and the fallout since -- have thrown into doubt what should have been a very easy win for her in today’s election. Her opponent, Democrat Mike Espy, is black. The Democratic party is now hoping that he’ll pull off an upset.
Racially insensitive comment from Republican candidate throws Mississippi senate race into question
- Marvin King - University of Mississippi - @OldMissRebels