U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign has submitted the required paperwork for ballot access in the November special election to the Mississippi Secretary of State.
The paperwork includes her statement of intent, the $1,000 qualifying fee, and “not less than 1,000 qualified electors of the state.” The Hyde-Smith campaign submitted 1,299 qualified elector signatures from 27 counties as certified by various county Circuit Clerks.
“I want to thank all the people across Mississippi who helped gather and certify signatures over the past couple of weeks,” said Jordan Russell, Hyde-Smith’s campaign manager. “This has been a great exercise that shows us people throughout the state are excited about Senator Hyde-Smith and her campaign. People know her, they know what she stands for, and they know that she will fight for the issues they care most about every day.”
Hyde-Smith will be running against Republican state Senator Chris McDaniel and Democrat Mike Espy who has been in Washington before on behalf of Mississippi, serving as the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture and a former U.S. Representative from the 2nd District of Mississippi, Democrat Jason Shelton is also running and has served as Mayor of Tupelo since 2013. The newcomer to the race is Tobey Bartee, a Democrat from Gautier.