A big endorsement for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith as she agrees to debate Democrat Mike Espy.
Some area law enforcement officials pinned their endorsement for Hyde-Smith and she’s making sure to get her campaign message across.
“To think that you would come here today and support me and my bid for the U.S. Senate , the only thing that I can guarantee is I will on everyday in every decision have you in mind,” Hyde-Smith said.
Police chiefs from Florence, Brandon and Richland and sheriffs from Rankin, Lamar, Lincoln and Calhoun counties all threw their support behind the appointed senator.
“They have always come to my rescue they have come to my defense on many levels including the political levels,” she said. “I’ve ran and been on the ticket several times and they sure like my voting record.”
Now that she is taking the offer from the Farm Bureau of Mississippi to debate her opponent Mike Espy she contends she looks forward to it.
There was no debate leading up to Tuesday’s election.
She said, “We will set up a debate and Mr.Espy is just one that I look forward to debating and to get in there and let both people have the contrast between the two of us and the opinions out of our own mouths.”
AND AFTER BEING CRITICIZED BY MIKE ESPY FOR BEING TOO ONE SIDED TO GET THINGS DONE SHE SAYS SHE IS NO PARTISAN HACK
Espy has criticized Hyde-Smith for being too one sided to get things done, but she says she is no partisan hack.
“I’m not a rubber stamp the president and I whole heartedly agree on policy when it comes to the economy when it comes to regulations , providing affordable healthcare and making sure we’re working reducing the high cost of prescription drugs,” said Hyde-Smith
She adds her 100 percent pro-life record is the biggest difference between her and Mike Espy and her focus on the economy will be her message to victory.
“I like the economy, I like the tax cuts because obviously that has created the environment that our businesses here can prosper and we’re enjoying that,” said the former state Agriculture Commissioner.
A day after the November 6th election Espy sent Hyde-Smith a letter to debate saying:
“Mississippians deserve to hear our views and understand where we differ, whether it’s on health care, education, or job opportunities,” the letter says. “The stakes are just too high.”
The Espy campaign is currently reviewing the November 20th debate.