Espy Creates 2020 Campaign Committee

Chris McDaniel also hasn't ruled out a third bid for the Senate seat held by Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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Zach C. Cohen
Dec. 3, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D) filed to create a campaign committee to run for Senate again in 2020. (FEC)

"Brad Chism, a senior strategist for the Espy 2018 campaign, said Friday said he could not comment on any future campaigns, but said, 'He was encouraged by the results on Tuesday. He believes there is a movement afoot and that Mississippi has a brighter future.'” (Mississippi Today)

“The bitterly-contested U.S. Senate runoff in Mississippi may not end—it looks like the same cast could all run again for the same seat in 2020. … Espy, apparently buoyed by his showing Tuesday, didn’t sound in his concession speech like a politician who’s ready to exit the stage any time soon.”

State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), “who failed to make the runoff cut after finishing a distant third in the Nov. 6 jungle primary against Hyde-Smith and Espy, isn’t ruling out another Senate run in 2020.”

McDaniel: “I want to be clear, I’m here to fight for conservatives. … If that means running again in 2020, I’ll do that, if it means running for something else, I’m going to do that. … I want the establishment to understand I’m not ruling anything out.” (McClatchy)


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