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  Mike Espy · [email protected]
December 21, 2020 at 8:48 PM

A heartfelt thank you

  As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to send you a heartfelt THANK YOU for supporting our campaign for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. I appreciate your prayers, phone banking, peer-to-peer texting, sage advice, and grassroots fundraising support. The support for our campaign …
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
November 10, 2020 at 9:07 PM


  Though we may not have been able to pull through and win our race for the U.S. Senate here in Mississippi this November, we’ve seen a massive movement for change in the South like never before, including in Georgia. This January, two Democratic candidates for Senate are advancing t…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
November 5, 2020 at 6:59 PM

Thank you for praying for me, thank you for voting for me, thank you for supporting me, thank you for working hard for me, thank you for holding my hand

  We may not have won our race for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi. But there is a hell of a lot we accomplished together.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for praying for me, thank you for voting for me, thank you for supporting me, thank you for working hard for me…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 4, 2020 at 12:26 AM

Join the Virtual Watch Party!

Our Virtual Election Night Watch Party is starting at 7:00 PM CT! Join the Zoom at https://espy.team/JoinWatchParty.   Our Virtual Election Night Watch Party is starting at 7:00 PM CT! Join the Zoom at https://espy.team/JoinWatchParty. We’ll be hosting trivia, games, and more as we wa…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 6:55 PM

We hit 100,000!

The polls in Mississippi are still open until 7:00 PM CT, and we need to make sure that everyone knows where and how to vote today. We’re asking for the last time: Will you continue to help us make calls in these last few hours?   Because of the hard work from supporters like you in Mi…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Polls in Mississippi are open

Will you make calls right now? This race is going to be so close. Don’t wake up tomorrow wishing you’d done more.   We’ll keep this quick – it’s Election Day! Voters across Mississippi are already heading to their polling location, and we need to make sure every Mississippian has what …
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 3:24 PM

Today is our chance to elect Mike Espy to the U.S. Senate

  It's Election Day. Today is our chance. It’s our chance to remove Cindy Hyde-Smith, the sitting senator who said she’d be “on the front row” of a public hanging, from office. It’s our chance to make history and elect the first Black U.S. senator from Mississippi since Reconstruction…
  Mike Espy HQ · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 2:01 AM

One of your last chances

  Team, this is it. Tomorrow is Election Day. Polls in Mississippi open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM. There are less than 12 hours left to rein in more votes for Mike Espy for U.S. Senate. So, this is one of your last chances to saddle up and donate to our campaign and fuel our las…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 12:36 AM

Election Night Virtual Watch Party

This Tuesday, we want to celebrate everything that you’ve helped us accomplish with a virtual watch party. Will we see you there?   It’s time to make history. You’re invited to our Team Espy Virtual Election Night Watch Party tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3! This is a free event that wil…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 12:25 AM

This is my final ask.

  Tomorrow is Election Day. TOMORROW! I almost can’t believe it. A lot has changed since I announced my campaign to take on Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in a rematch for U.S. Senate here in Mississippi last year.  Unfortunately, our country has dealt with the devastating impacts of a pan…
  Jamilla Espy · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 8:56 PM

My dad and Ryan’s “GP”

  Hey, it’s Jamilla.  Tomorrow is Election Day and our chance to elect my dad, Mike Espy, to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate. Can you rush a contribution of $10 or more to help Get Out the Vote in the last 24 hours of our neck-and-neck race? This campaign has been a real fami…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM


Since Thursday, we’ve made more calls than the number of votes we lost by in 2018. This has never been done before in Mississippi.   Team Espy just hit an exciting milestone! Since we announced our goal of 100,000 new calls by the end of the election, we’ve made more than 65,950 calls.…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 5:36 AM

More photos from our bus tour

  Over the last six days, we’ve travelled all across the state of Mississippi. As I have talked about this week with Mississippians of all races, all genders, and all political beliefs, there is MOMENTUM in Mississippi. Momentum for progress. Here's a quick update on our weekend. On …
  Mike Espy HQ · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 9:33 PM

Thanks to you

  Hey there, Whether you joined us a few weeks ago or you’ve been with us since the start, we want you to know just how grateful we are to have you on this team — your support has truly made a difference time and time again. Together, we made over 1 million phone calls to Mississippi …
  Jared Turner · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 3:25 PM

These next 48 hours are critical

  Hey, it's Jared. Wanted to take a break from knocking doors to give you an update. We’re still out here in communities across Mississippi working hard to elect Mississippi Democrats up and down the ballot, including Mike Espy for U.S. Senate. With your support over the past few mont…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 1:01 AM

Final deadline of the 2020 election

  This is it: We’re hours away from our final fundraising deadline of the 2020 election at midnight — your last chance to support Mike Espy for Senate this month. Before October ends and we enter the final 72 hours of this race to unseat Cindy Hyde-Smith and move Mississippi forward, …
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Last message from me

  Folks, This is the last message from me you’ll receive before October ends and we reach our final end-of-month fundraising deadline at midnight. So I wanted to be sure to send you an update from the road during our “Momentum in Mississippi Tour.” Yesterday, we made our first stop in…
  Cecilia Criddle · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 8:21 PM

Finalizing the budget tonight

  Hi, it’s Cecilia, Finance Director for Espy for Senate. It’s bittersweet, but this is actually the last time you’ll be hearing from me before Election Day. I’m reaching out to you right now just hours before our final end-of-month fundraising deadline of this campaign. We've come su…
  Joe O'Hern · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 3:17 AM

Sign up – it’s now or never

A win on Tuesday would make life better for so many people, and every call could make the difference. Will you sign up to make calls with us?   Hey everyone, This is Mike’s campaign manager, Joe O’Hern. We reached out yesterday to let you know that we need to make 100,000 calls before …
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 10:38 PM

Marquita, Cory, Jaime, Adrian, Raphael, and me

  Earlier this month, I reached out about six Black Democrats (including me!) running for the U.S. Senate who could use your support — and you came through. We raised about $60,000 to re-elect Cory Booker in New Jersey, and elect Marquita Bradshaw in Tennessee, Jaime Harrison in Sout…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 2:46 PM

I hope you will give me a moment to explain

  At the end of this message, I’m going to ask you to make a contribution to my campaign for the U.S. Senate. But first, I hope you will give me a minute or two to explain why this request is so important, especially today. I got into this race because I love Mississippi, and I’m tir…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 2:22 AM

A big announcement

With only five days left until Mississippians vote, we need to pull out all the stops to elect Mike Espy and flip the Senate. That’s why we’re setting a new goal.   We’ve got a big announcement! As of today, our campaign has officially reached out to Mississippi voters over 1,000,000 t…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 2:05 AM

Lend a helping hand to those hit by Hurricane Zeta

  Yesterday, Hurricane Zeta made landfall and hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast hard. Sadly, this Category 2 storm has done some real damage. It has taken one life, injured multiple Mississippians, destroyed homes and businesses, and left more than 220,000 people without power. It’s tim…
  Elizabeth Warren · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 7:51 PM

Persist Mississippi

  It’s not news to Mississippians, especially to Black Mississippians, that this state is too often overlooked. For decades, Mississippi’s Republican leaders in Washington have sided with gigantic corporations and left working families out in the cold. But Mississippi is changing, a…
  Mike Espy HQ · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 3:36 PM

We’re behind

  Hey there — with the most important election of our lifetimes in a matter of days, here are three things you should know: Mississippi ranks last in the nation in health care, education, and economic opportunities. Cindy Hyde-Smith has done NOTHING to improve our state (seriously, s…
  Jacquie Amos · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 2:22 AM

It’s time to make a plan

With so much change this year, we need you to confirm your polling location and hours, and figure out when you’ll have time to vote next Tuesday.   Want to help make history? Make a plan to vote right now. MAKE A PLAN Hey, it’s Jacquie Amos, Mike’s Outreach Director…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 1:10 AM

WATCH: Our newest ad

  Our latest TV ad just dropped today, and it exposes Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s awful record in standing up for Mississippi. Check it out here, then pitch in $10 or more to help keep our ad up on TVs across Mississippi. It may be the last thing Mississippi voters see before voting t…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 10:12 PM

Last night’s news

If you’re ready to get up, dust yourself off, and fight for our democracy, sign up for a phone bank shift now. The more you can do, the better our chances of winning the presidency and taking back the Senate in seven days.   Last night, President Trump’s nominee was confirmed to the Su…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 5:44 PM

Here’s a true story, folks

  I can’t believe it, but here we are: Exactly one week away from Election Day. ONE WEEK! The decision to run again for U.S. Senate was pretty simple. I'm sick and tired of Mississippi coming in last. Here’s a true story. I woke up the other day and was reading my newspaper. The head…
  Kendall W. · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 1:32 AM

69 million

  $69,000,000 That's how much Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund, has on hand after raising $92 million in the month of September alone. It’s an absolutely huge sum of money that’s being funneled into races across the country. We know McConnell is ready to spend B…
  Sophie Ota · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 12:04 AM

Friends, family, and followers

Spreading the word about Mike Espy on social media — including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter — is one of the easiest ways to get out Mike’s message during these critical final days. Check out our new social media toolkit now!   Hey Team Espy, I’m Sophie, Mike’s Digital Director. We’…
  Patty Murray · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Just a mom in tennis shoes

  Hi, this is Senator Patty Murray from Washington state. I wanted to take a moment to reach out before Election Day to tell you why I believe in Mike Espy and his campaign for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. But first, if you’re able to, can you pitch in $10 or more to support him right …
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 2:52 AM

9 days to bring it home.

Will you sign up to make calls with us this week and into GOTV? We’re asking everyone to sign up for four shifts (or whatever you can) over the next nine days to make history and send Mike Espy to the Senate.   Hey team, Earlier this week, we set an ambitious goal of making 50,000 call…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 25, 2020 at 10:34 PM

Sunday update

  No one likes to receive emails on a Sunday, so I’ll keep this update quick. Here’s what Team Espy has been up to during these final make-or-break days before we make history on November 3. Our volunteers and organizers started last week with socially-distanced outdoor phone banks. …
  Andrew Yang · [email protected]
October 25, 2020 at 6:51 PM

Driven to action

  Hi, it’s Andrew Yang, entrepreneur and former presidential candidate. I hope you’re feeling driven to action like I have been recently.   If we’re going to rewrite the rules of the 21st century economy, we can’t just win the White House — we need to win a Senate majority, too.   Tha…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 7:37 PM


Can you make calls this weekend to help us reach our goal of 50,000 calls? To flip the Senate and elect Mississippi’s first Black senator since Reconstruction, we need all hands on deck.   Wow. Thanks to the hard work of volunteers in DC andacross the country, we’ve made serious progre…
  Pete Buttigieg · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 2:58 PM

I’m asking you to join me in supporting Mike Espy for Senate

  Hello, it’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg. We’re entering the final phase of this election year. In just 10 days, we have the opportunity to win the era for our values and elect Democrats who share a better vision for the future. That’s why I’m reaching out today to announce my support for M…
  Mike Espy HQ · [email protected]
October 23, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Our opponent’s fundraising numbers just went public...

  BIG news: Our pre-election FEC fundraising numbers just dropped, and our campaign to elect Mike Espy to the U.S. Senate outraised incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith 45 to 1.  That’s not a typo: 45 to 1. From October 1 to October 14, our people-powered campaign pulled in more than $3…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 9:22 PM

“Mike Espy Erases 25-Point Deficit In Bid to Become Mississippi's First Black Senator Since Reconstruction”

  With just 12 days before the most important election of our lifetimes, there’s no stopping the momentum of this campaign. Just check out our latest national headline in Newsweek: No lie, our people-powered campaign to elect Mike has been years in the making. In 2018, Mike did what …
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Our goal

We have the opportunity to make history on November 3 -- but we urgently need help making calls to Mississippi voters. Can we count on you to help us make calls this weekend?   Hey, are you ready to elect Mike Espy and flip Mississippi blue? RSVP to make calls now: RSVP NOW…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 11:32 PM

what Donald Trump JUST tweeted about Mike

  We already know Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is calling in the reinforcements because she knows how close our race is.  But something we didn’t expect is for President Donald Trump to start attacking our campaign on Twitter. Take a look at what Donald Trump JUST tweeted about Mike, the…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 2:52 PM

President Obama

  Today, I just received my biggest endorsement yet from none other than President Barack Obama. That’s right. Under two weeks out from the most important election of our lifetimes, President Obama just endorsed our grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate here in Mississippi. Here’s …
  Xavier Hawkins · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 3:49 PM

Many of you have been receiving my text messages

  Hi, it’s Xavier with Team Espy. It’s been a minute since I last reached out, and I know many of you have been receiving my weekly text messages. Normally, I wouldn’t reach out to you this way, but today — with exactly 2 weeks left before Election Day — I’m sending an email with a si…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 19, 2020 at 5:10 PM

A tragic milestone

  Remember when Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith suggested that the pandemic would “be over in a couple of weeks?" (You may recall that she said this just days after dismissing the response to coronavirus as “scare tactics.”) Well, it’s now October 19. Exactly seven months have passed since…
  Team Espy · [email protected]
October 19, 2020 at 2:38 AM

closer than ever

With just 16 days left in this election, we’re closer than ever to making history and sending Mike Espy to the U.S. Senate, where he’ll be a voice for all Mississippians. Will you RSVP to make calls now?   Hey, are you ready to elect Mike Espy and flip Mississippi blue? RSVP to ma…
  Kendall W. · [email protected]
October 18, 2020 at 8:22 PM

Update: Cindy Hyde-Smith has come out of hiding

  Hey Kendall here. With just 16 days left until the election, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is finally coming out of hiding, ramping up her campaign for re-election, and attacking Mike.  I want to share my latest research on our opponent with you — but first, is there any way you can dona…
  Senator Ed Markey · [email protected]
October 17, 2020 at 11:08 PM

Why I’m supporting Mike Espy

  Hi, it’s Ed Markey – Massachusetts senator. I’m writing to ask you to support Mike Espy’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi. With just 17 days until Election Day, time is of the essence. Mike is no stranger to hard fights. He fought to become the first Black congressman in…
  Jared Turner · [email protected]
October 17, 2020 at 6:57 PM

You can make a direct and immediate impact on our Get Out the Vote operation

  Hey, it’s Jared, Coordinated Campaign Director for the Mississippi Democratic Party. It’s been a while since I last reached out, so I wanted to give you an update on our Campaign for Mississippi. We’re out here working hard to elect Democrats and progressive candidates up and down t…
  Mike Espy · [email protected]
October 17, 2020 at 12:40 AM

We outraised Cindy Hyde-Smith AGAIN!

  “Espy uses massive cash advantage over Hyde-Smith for ad blitz in final days of Senate race.” — Mississippi Today, 10/16/20 Well folks, we did it. We outraised Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith AGAIN last quarter! As I emailed you about earlier, our final FEC fundraising numbers became publi…
  Nancy Pelosi · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 6:35 PM

I’m asking you to support Mike Espy

  Hi, it’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I’m reaching out about not only holding our House Democratic Majority, but taking back the Senate this November. We can do that by electing my friend and colleague Mike Espy to the Senate in Mississippi. Mike and I served together in the U.S. Hou…