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Mississippi senator incorrectly says she has Trump support

Hyde-Smith served as a State Senator from 2000-2012 for her hometown of Brookhaven. After winning the election in 2011, she became the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce starting in 2012. Source: WLBT archives Hyde-Smith served as a State Senator from 2000-2012 for her hometown of Brookhaven. After winning the election in 2011, she became the Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce starting in 2012. Source: WLBT archives
JACKSON, Miss (AP) -

A Republican appointee trying to keep a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi has sent a fundraising appeal saying she's supported by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

But, Trump and Pence have not endorsed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith - or anyone - in the special election.

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the former state agriculture commissioner to temporarily succeed Sen. Thad Cochran, who retired April 1. The winner of a November election will complete the last two years of the term.

Tanner Watson, campaign spokesman for Republican challenger Chris McDaniel, questioned the Hyde-Smith email, saying: "Did we miss something?"

Hyde-Smith's campaign spokesman, Jordan Russell, says "the wrong draft" of the fundraising email was sent Tuesday. Russell says it should have said Hyde-Smith believes Trump and Pence will support her.

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