Nov 12, 2019

Mike Espy sets up Mississippi Senate rematch against Cindy Hyde-Smith

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Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy will take on Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) for the state's Senate seat again in 2020 after Espy announced his campaign plans Tuesday, per ABC News.

The backdrop: When Hyde-Smith and Espy first ran against each other in 2018, it brought Mississippi's turbulent history with race to the forefront after Hyde-Smith made comments about a public hanging. Hyde-Smith is the state's first female senator, and Espy would be its first African American senator since Reconstruction.

Go deeper: The fight for Mississippi's special Senate election

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Fox News replacing Shep Smith with Bill Hemmer

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Fox News announced Monday that veteran anchor Bill Hemmer will take over for the network's 3pm hour beginning Jan. 20.

Why it matters: Hemmer is taking the reins after longtime Fox News anchor Shep Smith announced in October that he was stepping down from his position as anchor of "Shepard Smith Report." Smith was also Fox News' chief news anchor and managing editor of the network's breaking news unit.

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Michael Bloomberg reportedly reserves biggest campaign TV ad buy in history

Michael Bloomberg prepares to speak at the Christian Cultural Center in New York. Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced a $31 million TV ad campaign on Friday in several key primary states ahead of an anticipated announcement to enter the 2020 Democratic primary race for president, NBC News reports, citing Advertising Analytics.

Why it matters: The reported figure would be the single biggest ad buy in American campaign history, with Barack Obama holding the previous record at $30 million in 2012. Bloomberg's first ad spend comes as he has filed paperwork to jump into the race, but his campaign team says he has not made a final decision.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Nov 22, 2019

Trump's fading superpower on display in Louisiana governor loss

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President Trump blessed and helped win, against the odds, the Florida and Georgia governors races in 2018 — an astonishing display of political muscle.

Driving the news: This year, in two more conservative states, Trump tried a similar feat — Kentucky earlier this month, and Louisiana yesterday — and flopped. 

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