Democrats Work for America

Elect Mike Espy for U.S. Senator from Mississippi. MS-SEN. 2020.

Mike Espy ran a tremendous campaign in 2018. He has declared that he is running again for the 2020 regular cycle for the U.S. Senate seat from Mississippi to defeat Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Mike Espy is a policy maker. He served as Mississippi's Assistant AG (1984-85), then elected to the U.S. Congress from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district, defeating a 2-term Republican, when Mike Espy became the first African American to represent Mississippi at the federal level since Reconstruction. Mike Espy was re-elected three times as U.S. Representative! 20 days into his 4th term as a U.S. House Rep, Mike Espy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to President Bill Clinton's administration as Secretary of Agriculture.

Mike Espy served as the Secretary of Agriculture (1993-94) under Pres. Bill Clinton. Mike Espy was the first African American and the first person from the Deep South to serve in that role. Espy, along with many in the Clinton administration became targets of right-wing; he faced allegations of improper gift-taking. In 1997, he was acquitted on 30 charges of allegations of improper gift-receiving. In a separate case in the same investigation, Espy's Chief of Staff was convicted of making false statement and sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Having been unfairly targeted, Mike Espy has deep appreciation for the need for fairness in the justice system.

In 2008, Mike Espy became an attorney with a private law firm handling general plaintiff's law, mass tort, bond, and government finance and international relations cases. In a notable case, Espy worked for the National Black Farmers Association, an advocacy group, to represent the farmers.

Mike Espy is a strong moderate Democrat who understands the needs of Mississippi's population and is uniquely positioned to represent the state, while also having the depth of understanding and experience to develop sound policies.

We're counting on grassroots supporters like you to power Mike Espy to victory.


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