2018 Mississippi US Senate #2 Candidate Guide

Mike Espy (D) vs Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) vs Chris McDaniel (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Mike Espy

Mike Espy

Democrat

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican

Incumbent
Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel

Republican

The Issues

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Support President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel & other products?

Environment

Support restraints on Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)?

Mike Espy (D)

No position found.

Financial Regulation

Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

Renewable Energy

Support government subsidies for renewable energy?

Mike Espy (D)

No position found.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

Supports biofuels. No other position found.

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Help students refinance student loans at lower rates? Increase financial aid, like Pell Grants?

Mike Espy (D)

Yes. Would increase interest subsidies on student loans. Also protect students from predatory for-profit schools.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

No position found.

Taxes

Support President Trump’s tax cut bill?

Mike Espy (D)

No position found.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

Yes. Supports Trump’s tax cuts.

Chris McDaniel (R)

Mixed. Called early drafts an embarrassment.” Called final version a good first step,” but said taxes needed to be reduced further.”

Voting Rights

Support voting rules that prioritize preventing the possibility of fraud, even if they limit access?

We can’t include Tobey Bartee due to space limitations & his polling less than 15%, but do check out his website.

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