MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy (D) has accepted an invitation to debate opponent and incumbent Cindy-Hyde Smith (R) in a public debate on November 20, one week before the run-off election.
The debate invitation comes from the Mississippi Farm Bureau and will be broadcasted live on WLOX. The acceptance from Espy comes Monday evening.
Espy has since responded to the video issuing a statement through his Campaign Communications Director Danny Blanton, on the comment, calling it “reprehensible."
Governor Phil Bryant defended Hyde-Smith at an event in Jackson at the GOP headquarters on Monday.
This debate will be broadcast on WLOX on November 20.