Nooses found hanging at Mississippi Capitol

Noose found hanging at MS Capitol Monday Morning

Several nooses were found hanging outside of the Mississippi Capitol building on Monday, a day ahead of a highly anticipated and controversial special election in the state.

Investigators say two nooses found outside the Mississippi Capitol were accompanied by handwritten signs referring to the state's history of lynchings and to a U.S. Senate election.

In between orientation sessions for incoming members of Congress, Representative-elect Ayanna Pressley took some time over the weekend to travel to MS to stump for Mike Espy, a fellow Democrat facing an appointed Republican incumbent for one of the state's two US Senate seats.

The race has been in the national spotlight since video surfaced of Hyde-Smith telling a supporter that if she were invited to a "public hanging" she would "be on the front row." MS is preparing for a U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday between Republican Sen.

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The midterms are over, but President Donald Trump is back campaigning in MS to help GOP Sen.

"We can't afford a senator who embarrasses us and reinforces the stereotypes we've worked so hard to overcome", one ad for the Democrat said.

The matter was under investigation, he said, adding that he did not know what was on the signs. "It's given our state another black eye that we don't need". Cindy Hyde-Smith keep her seat in Republican hands.

"We want leaders who give honest apologies and can be humble enough to admit when they're wrong", read one, an apparent reference to Ms. Hyde-Smith's delay in offering an apology to those offended by her "public hanging" remark. It says MS had 581 lynching during that time, the highest number in any state. Thad Cochran's six-year term.

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"If Espy wins that race, it represents a huge breakthrough for America", said the Reverend Jesse Jackson, a longtime civil rights activist and former Democratic presidential candidate. Cindy Hyde-Smith, pointing to the many Senate victories that Republicans successfully won in the midterm elections.

Speaking outside - between the Tupelo Regional Airport terminal and the runway on a chilly day - Trump called his fellow Republican, "a very special, special woman who is going to do a special job".

Espy, who is a lawyer, said: "I found out later that this guy, the president, was a really bad guy".

In this photo provided by WLBT-TV a noose hangs on a tree on the state capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

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Hyde-Smith was appointed to replace former Sen. Democrats said the remark had racial overtones and harkened back to a darker chapter in MS history, especially since Espy would be the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The Mississippi lawmaker has since said her comment was made in jest and denied any racial connotation.

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