U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy receives endorsement from former President Obama

Published 10:57 am Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Former President Barack Obama has given his endorsement to Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy.

An announcement of the endorsement was made Wednesday.

“Mike Espy has a great chance to win this election for the Senate and keep Mississippi moving forward. You were finally able to change the flag. Now, you can change your Senator, too,” said Obama in a radio advertisement. “Mike Espy for Senate and Joe Biden for President. It’s your time to be heard.”

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“I am honored to have the endorsement of the 44th President of the United States of America. President Barack Obama governed with dignity and effectiveness. He is remembered and will continue to be remembered as a very good president,” said Espy.

Espy is challenging incumbent U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) for the seat.

Espy’s 2020 campaign also received an endorsement from former Vice President and Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden.