Mike Espy figures a runoff is his ticket to a Senate seat

Mike Espy is running for the runoff — the sort of election that some African Americans have said for years is designed to keep them from winning.

Espy, President Bill Clinton’s agriculture secretary and a former congressman, is counting on Mississippi’s runoff election system in his bid to become the ruby red state’s first African American U.S. senator since Reconstruction and its first Democratic senator in nearly four…

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