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Senate candidate Mike Espy talks obstacles in upcoming election on MSNBC

By: Sarah Ulmer - July 28, 2020

Mike Espy, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was on MSNBC Sunday morning to discuss his race against Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. He covered topics such as the campaign finances his team has raised and how to ensure a successful voter turnout.

Espy called the 2018 race a “prelude” and said because of the amount of African American votes per-capita in Mississippi, they are now focusing on ways to ensure voters make it to the polls. He added that has been the incentive behind the large amount of fundraising he has done.

“It’s our goal to go get those moderate voters, those independent voters, those voters that are tired of Senator Cindy Hyde-smith,” said Espy.

He plans to spend the next 100 days building a coalition of African Americans along with moderate white voters. He said he believes that will get him the votes he needs to pull ahead in November.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: