Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was named the winner within the special election run-off in Mississippi, further solidifying the Republican majority inside the upper chamber. The race was called Tuesday night after Hyde-Smith dominated her Democrat challenger Mike Espy.
Hyde-Smith currently is the initial women ever elected to Congress in Mississippi. However, Democrats chose to not ever acknowledge that milestone during her run and, instead, centered on slandering her as a racist in a very last-ditch effort to push their candidate through.
Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls members of the family to recognize themselves as she celebrates her runoff enlighten Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the last 24 months of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
After the tense and lengthy campaign, Hyde-Smith took a moment to thank everyone who stood by her and dicated to support conservative values.
“It is actually challenging to describe the sentiments tonight for me personally and his dad, but tonight within this victory –the primary reason we won is mainly because Mississippians know me plus they know me and thanks for taking the initiative, Mississippi,” she stated.
This win is a massive one for Republicans as it should help the party elect more conservative judges and ensure cabinet positions for instance a new attorney general.
President Trump tweeted at Hyde-Smith after the announcement to say his administration is rather likes to show off her accomplishment.
Congratulations to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in your big WIN within the Great State of Mississippi. Many of us are very proud of you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2018