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Hurricane Florence forces cancellation of Trump rally in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. – An official with President Donald Trump‘s campaign says they are cancelling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.

Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., announced the news Monday.

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The Trump campaign said last week that he would hold a “Make America Great Again” rally this Friday in Jackson, and that he would speak there for a Republican senator he has already endorsed.

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Hurricane hunter flies missions to track Hurricane Florence
Hurricane hunter flies missions to track Hurricane Florence

Cindy Hyde-Smith was appointed to serve temporarily when longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran resigned in April. She faces three challengers in a nominally nonpartisan November special election, and the winner will serve the final two years of the six-year term started by Cochran.

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The Mississippi race could be important as Republicans try to maintain their slim majority in the Senate.

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U.S. East Coast braces for impact as Hurricane Florence strengthens
U.S. East Coast braces for impact as Hurricane Florence strengthens
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