Cindy Hyde-Smith accepts debate invitation from Farm Bureau

This debate will be broadcast on WLOX on November 20.

Cindy Hyde-Smith accepts debate invitation from Farm Bureau
In this year’s special election, Mike Espy and Cindy Hyde-Smith will advance to a runoff to fill the seat left by Thad Cochran after he retired April 1.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT/WLOX) - Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has accepted an invitation from Mississippi Farm Bureau to debate her Democrat opponent, Mike Espy, on Nov. 20.

Sen. Hyde-Smith’s campaign received and accepted the debate invitation from Mississippi Farm Bureau on Wednesday. The invitation outlined the plans for the event to be widely available, including television and radio broadcasts.

This debate will be broadcast in South Mississippi on WLOX-TV and on WLOX.com. In the Jackson-area, it will air on our sister station, WLBT Television.

“With the U.S. Senate being in session for several days next week, and the Thanksgiving holiday taking place later this month, the proposed date of Nov. 20 is ideal for voters to have an opportunity to learn the clear differences between conservative Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith and liberal Democrat Mike Espy,” said Melissa Scallan, communications director for Sen. Hyde-Smith’s campaign.

"Cindy looks forward to a robust debate about the major issues facing our state and country, and to outline the clear choice voters have in this important runoff election."

Mike Espy has previously said he is willing to debate, but has not confirmed participation in this debate on November 20.

Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks about the Senate race and upcoming runoff
Mike Espy speaks on the Senate race and upcoming runoff

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