President Donald Trump has tweeted support for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a day before he plans to campaign with the fellow Republican in Mississippi ahead of her runoff against a Democrat.

Appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., answers a question during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate with Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)
Appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., answers a question during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate with Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)

Trump tweeted Sunday that Hyde-Smith “is an outstanding person who is strong on the Border, Crime, Military … Needed in D.C.” The two are to appear together Monday in the northeastern city of Tupelo and later Monday at a Gulf Coast rally in Biloxi.

Democrat Mike Espy responds to a statement from his opponent, appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, POOL)
Democrat Mike Espy responds to a statement from his opponent, appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, POOL)

Hyde-Smith is the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress under a temporary Senate appointment since April. She’s up against Democratic former Congressman Mike Espy, a former U.S. agriculture secretary vying to become the first black senator from the state since Reconstruction.

Illinois Cox Littleton, 92, of Jackson, Miss., seated, went to the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, to cast an absentee ballot in a U.S. Senate runoff election. Littleton, a retired home economics teacher, says she voted for Democrat Mike Espy because she considers him “a highly intelligent man.” Littleton is accompanied by her grandson, Justin Austin, 25, and her daughter, Jacqueline Austin, 54, both of Jackson, Miss., who say they will cast ballots when polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Espy is challenging Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to serve in the Senate temporarily when longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran retired in April. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
Illinois Cox Littleton, 92, of Jackson, Miss., seated, went to the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, to cast an absentee ballot in a U.S. Senate runoff election. Littleton, a retired home economics teacher, says she voted for Democrat Mike Espy because she considers him “a highly intelligent man.” Littleton is accompanied by her grandson, Justin Austin, 25, and her daughter, Jacqueline Austin, 54, both of Jackson, Miss., who say they will cast ballots when polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Espy is challenging Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to serve in the Senate temporarily when longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran retired in April. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)

Tuesday’s winner gets the final two years of a six-year term.

Source: The Associated Press

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