Cindy Hyde-Smith has won the Senate race in Mississippi, a runoff election which is the last of the 2018 midterms. This brings the GOP majority in the Senate to 53 over the Democrats’ 47.
Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate runoff
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi’s Senate runoff, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after drawing intense scrutiny for comments during the four-week runoff campaign.
Hyde-Smith had 54 percent of the vote to Espy’s 46 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting after the Associated Press called the race. The result means Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate next year, and it makes Hyde-Smith the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate.
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