U.S. Senate Candidates Agree to Terms and Conditions for Debate

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Representatives for Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy have agreed to the terms and conditions for a debate. 

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Jon Kalahar says the two candidates have agreed to their only debate of the campaign season.  Farm Bureau is a sponsor for the debate, which is scheduled for Nov. 20 in Jackson. 

The debate will be broadcast on TV and on radio.

Hyde-Smith was appointed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in April to succeed retiring Senator Thad Cochran.  Prior to her appointment, she was in her second term as Mississippi’s Agriculture Commissioner. Espy is a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

The winner of the Nov. 27 runoff will serve the final two years of Thad Cochran’s term. 

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