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Mike Espy announces he will run for Senate in Mississippi against Cindy Hyde-Smith


<b>Mike Espy announces he will run for Senate in Mississippi against Cindy Hyde-Smith</b>Mike Espy, a Mississippi Democrat whose heated special Senate runoff against Cindy Hyde-Smith in 2018 turned into a nationally watched affair, announced on Tuesday that he will challenge her to a rematch in 2020.
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Espy, a former US member of the House and agriculture secretary in the Clinton administration, would be the state's first black senator since Reconstruction if elected. Last year, he fell short in his race against Hyde-Smith, losing by 8 percentage points despite her having a string of controversies, many of them touching on issues of race.

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