FIL - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, a candidate in a special election to fill the final two years of a term started by Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, speaks at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. Espy, now one of three candidates seeking to replace incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., joins the other two challengers in accepting two debate invitations for a U.S. Senate race. It’s unclear if the Republican incumbent Hyde-Smith will take part. Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says the senator’s participation will depend on the work schedule in Washington.
FIL - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, a candidate in a special election to fill the final two years of a term started by Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, speaks at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. Espy, now one of three candidates seeking to replace incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., joins the other two challengers in accepting two debate invitations for a U.S. Senate race. It’s unclear if the Republican incumbent Hyde-Smith will take part. Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says the senator’s participation will depend on the work schedule in Washington. Rogelio V. Solis, File AP Photo
FIL - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, a candidate in a special election to fill the final two years of a term started by Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, speaks at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. Espy, now one of three candidates seeking to replace incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., joins the other two challengers in accepting two debate invitations for a U.S. Senate race. It’s unclear if the Republican incumbent Hyde-Smith will take part. Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says the senator’s participation will depend on the work schedule in Washington. Rogelio V. Solis, File AP Photo

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September 12, 2018 05:00 AM