The school was established in 1970; Hyde-Smith entered in 1975 as a high school sophomore and graduated in 1977. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested and that number could increase, the state secretary of state's office said on Saturday. Trump has previously thanked Hyde-Smith for voting for "our Agenda in the Senate 100% of the time".
Reports into Hyde-Smith's past have also revealed a photo of her wearing a Confederate military-style hat in 2014. But on Monday, he painted Democrats as radical and unsafe as he stumped for Republican Sen.
Hyde-Smith has made some controversial comments during her campaign, including making a reference to a "public hanging". There is usually a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.
Hyde-Smith was recorded telling supporters in Tupelo earlier this month that she'd be "on the front row" if one of her supporters there "invited me to a public hanging" - a phrase her campaign called an "exaggerated expression of regard".
Major League Baseball has joined a long list of donors to ask Cindy Hyde-Smith for their money back after the Republican candidate for US Senate in MS made comments about attending a "public hanging". Still, strategists believe Hyde-Smith is poised to win given Mississippi's historically conservative leanings: It has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982 and Trump received 58 percent of the state's vote during the 2016 presidential election.
Rob Manfred has not yet explained why the league's PAC has seen fit to give Hyde-Smith money in light of all of this, but given the anger and agitation I've seen about this just since I woke up this morning and saw the news, my sense is that he had better explain himself pretty damn quickly.
Mr Trump was expected to fly into Mississippi today for two rallies for Ms Hyde-Smith as part of efforts to rescue her flagging campaign before tomorrow's vote. MS hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982.
MS has a history of racially motivated lynchings and violence against people who sought voting rights for black citizens.
Hyde-Smith said the "public hanging" comment was "an exaggerated expression of regard" for a fellow cattle rancher. Her campaign said it was a joke. Rebel, and a photo of the cheerleading squad shows a girl dressed up in a Confederate costume and waving the stars and bars flag.
President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists", as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate seat in GOP hands.
Democrat Mike Espy responds to a statement from his opponent, appointed U.S. Sen. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority.
Espy also spoke on the debate from the other night, telling the crowd his opponent, Cindy Hyde-Smith, shouldn't have to read any honest apology from a notepad.