Mississippi Senator Faces New Questions on Race After Photo Emerges

JACKSON, Miss.—Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith faced fresh questions Tuesday about her views of Mississippi’s struggles with racial tensions after the emergence of a four-year-old Facebook photo showing her wearing a Confederate soldier’s hat and holding a rifle.

The photograph, posted by Ms. Hyde-Smith after a 2014 appearance at the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, surfaced hours before the Republican senator faces off against Democrat Mike Espy in a televised debate ahead of the Nov. 27 runoff election. Mrs. Hyde-Smith…

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