Mississippi’s racial history haunts Hyde-Smith, Espy battle for Senate – AOL News

JACKSON, Miss. — Racial tension permeates the air in this state like humidity — thick and stifling at certain times, less noticeable at others, but always present.Right now, it hangs heavily over Tuesday’s special election runoff for the remaining two years of retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s term, a contest that pits white Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith against Democrat Mike Espy, a black former congressman and U.S. agriculture secretary.

Source: Mississippi’s racial history haunts Hyde-Smith, Espy battle for Senate – AOL News

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