Republican voter rider behind Hyde-Smith despite doubts
Republican voters in Mississippi may not be proud of Hyde-Smith as a candidate, but they co-operate behind her as a GOP candidate in the race.
"I'm Republicans, I'm thinking," said Jerry Smith, long-standing dad and long-time resident of Mississippi, for why he voted for Hyde-Smith. The objection was not rejected to racist comments about being prepared to attend a "public hangout".
"I believe it has been covered," Smith said for a flame plate of Chinese food in the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. "But sometimes I ask myself, the least two bad ones – which one of the least is the least. I'm voting for Smith. I think that she is the smallest of both stages. "
Betty Lechman, who lives in Biloxi from five decades, told Kathryn Watson, that CBS News would vote for Hyde-Smith because she was a Republican.
"But as I said, none of them, I would like someone else to vote for it. But it will not happen," added Lechman. "All of the mood. I do not like to relax the mood and both of them do it."
His friend, Marion Cranmer, also agreed to retire in a long time in Mississippi.
"Too much mud edges," said Cranmer, frustrated. "You think whatever you're hearing about if it's some of it's true. But just put something on the fence. I do not like one of them . "
From Monday, Cranmer was not sure if she was voting. But, "if you do not vote convert, he has a voting," he added.
Espian's supporter Dianne Swennumson said she was not confident about the Democratic candidate's opportunities. She and her husband have supported Republicans in the past, but they say that rhetoric and behavior are Mr. Trump surprised them. Swennumson always intended to vote for Espy, but he felt more confident about his decision after Hyde-Smith's "public hanging" comment.
"I think he gets a chance but I believe this is Mississippi," said Swennumson. "I wish we can be like Alabama who got enough with Roy Moore, you know. I do not really think that would happen but did, and it could be."
"I would be totally surprised if Espy wins," added Swennumson.
Report by Kathryn Watson