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GOP candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith wins U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi

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GOP candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith wins U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi

GOP candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith wins U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi

Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith defeats Democrat Mike Espy in the runoff elections for a Senate seat representing Mississippi.

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GOP candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith wins U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi

(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith won a U.S. Senate special election runoff in conservative Mississippi on Tuesday (November 27), U.S. media projected, defeating a black challenger after a campaign that recalled the state's history of racist violence.

The white former state lawmaker, who was appointed to the Senate in April, overcame a controversy over her comment on public hangings to defeat Democrat Mike Espy in the last contest of the 2018 election cycle.

Hyde-Smith, 59, is the first woman ever elected to either chamber of Congress from Mississippi.

She had been heavily favored in the reliably Republican state, but became engulfed in a political storm over a video showing her praising a supporter at a Nov.

2 event by saying, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."




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