2018 Mississippi US Senate #2 Runoff Candidate Guide

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

US Senate | Runoff | Nov 27, 2018

The Candidates

Mike Espy

Mike Espy

Democrat

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican

Incumbent

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?

Mike Espy (D)

No. Tariffs need to come to a halt. They harm Mississippi soybean production.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

Yes. Hard for soybean growers, but they “just have to hold on…They will be better off in the long run.”

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Minimum Wage

Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 hr?

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

No position found.

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

Refinance student loans at lower rates, possibly paid for by increasing taxes on high earners?

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)

No position found.

Voting Rights

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

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