Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Re-Election in Mississippi Runoff Election
28 November, 2018, 12:42 | Author: Trevor Moore
Her victory means Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the new U.S. Senate that convenes in January. He tried to recreate the coalition that propelled Democrat Doug Jones to a Senate win in neighbouring Alabama a year ago by energizing black voters, particularly women, and winning support from white swing voters.
In the final stretch, she portrayed the contest as a battle of ideologies and was aided by President Donald Trump, who visited the state on Monday for two rallies, as well as GOP groups who poured resources in the final stretch to bolster her campaign.
It began when video emerged online of her telling supporters earlier this month that she'd be "on the front row" if one of her supporters "invited me to a public hanging".
She initially refused to apologize for the hanging remark, but said in a debate last week that she was sorry "for anyone that was offended".
Several businesses, including giant retailer Walmart, had demanded Hyde-Smith return their donations after her public hanging comment.
Congratulations to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on your big WIN in the Great State of Mississippi.
The runoff election in MS between the two highest vote-getters in the November 6 midterm elections gained a high-degree of national attention because of the many controversial statements and actions made by Hyde-Smith in the weeks leading up to the election.
Additionally, when Hyde-Smith was in school she attended a whites-only segregated academy, set up by parents to avoid racially integrated schools. "She wasn't trying to send any messages". The senator's campaign responded to the report by attacking the "liberal media". Those turned out to be a form of protest against Hyde-Smith, thought that wasn't clear when the story was first reported.
So Republicans will maintain a 53/47 margin in the U.S. Senate, at least until 2020 (when Hyde-Smith among others will again face voters in the very different, high-turnout context of a presidential cycle). Doug Jones successfully employed last year in Alabama to become the first Democrat elected to the Senate from that state in 25 years.
Espy, 64, campaigned as a moderate who would work with Trump and Republicans to benefit the state.
"We've worked hard to overcome the stereotypes that hurt our economy and cost us jobs". In and itself that is not necessarily problematic, but the caption Hyde-Smith posted below the photo, presumably written by her, clearly said that Confederate artifacts and weapons represent "Mississippi history at its best!"
Hyde-Smith was in her second term as MS agriculture commissioner when Republican Gov. Phil Bryant appointed her to temporarily succeed GOP Sen.
While Hyde-Smith largely stayed off the campaign trail, the party's infrastructure rallied to her defense. Democrats lost a net of two Senate seats in the 2018 elections, winning seats in Nevada and Arizona but losing Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana and Florida.
Crews are sifting through ash and debris looking for human remains while also trying to fix power, telephone and gas utilities. Some 4,000 firefighters from throughout the state and the West battled the flames at the height of the fire.
The value of the Halo was demonstrated when Alonso's McLaren clipped the top of Leclerc's Sauber at the Belgian Grand Prix earlier this season, the device likely sparing the young driver serious injury.
After some initial exchanges, the confidence of Ortiz grew and he put Chuck away near the end of the first round. CBS Sports was with you throughout the fight card with updates, commentary and analysis with our live blog below.
Ahead of the elections, Tsai's government had accused China of attempting to sway voters through fake news, which Beijing denied. The election also saw voters reject a proposal to compete under the name "Taiwan" instead of " Chinese Taipei " in the Olympics.
Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Iain Duncan Smith said Sunday that May should demand new conditions from the EU. Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London , Britain, November 13, 2018.
A month after Red Dead Redemption 2 was released , Rockstar is slowly opening up the Red Dead Online Beta floodgates. Rockstar has had massive success with Grand Theft Auto Online , and I imagine Red Dead Online will be no different.
I welcome the step of Pakistan Govt also. "We welcome the Sikh community to Pakistan for this auspicious occasion". It said the access was denied despite the Pakistan Foreign Ministry granting them prior travel permission.
She later apologized "to anyone that was offended". "If he invited me to a public hanging , I would be on the front row ". If elected, Espy would be the first black person elected to the Senate from the state since the era of Reconstruction.
A Russian cargo ship is seen beneath the Kerch Bridge connecting the Russian mainland with the Crimean Peninsula on November 25. A tanker under the bridge shut all navigation from and into the Sea of Azov .
If you wanted the Google Assistant, you'd first need to open the Assistant app, and then say "Hey Google" or type in a command. Google has made a decision to take advantage to this, by enabling it's Assistant to launch via Siri Shortcuts.
At least 29 dead after cruise boat capsizes in Uganda
The boat's passengers, in a party mood halfway through their journey, likely panicked when the vessel started to sink, he said. Local government official Richard Kikongo said: "A big storm hit". "It can be fine on land but bad weather on the lake".
Amazon Workers In Germany & Spain Go On Strike For Black Friday
Facebook and Twitter is replete with images with Amazon workers holding placards that read " Jeff Bezos , you're the richest man". The company has invested 27 billion euros and created more than 75,000 permanent jobs in Europe since 2010, it said in an email.