Mississippi Senate race could make history

Trump-backed Senate candidate wins election after controversy in Mississippi

Cindy Hyde-Smith overcame racially-tinged verbal gaffes late in her campaign to retain her U.S. Senate seat from Mississippi Tuesday night, defeating Mike Espy, who was seeking to become the state's first black senator since Reconstruction.

Cindy Hyde-Smith saw off her Democratic rival in a special run-off vote yesterday despite a controversial campaign in which she told a supporter she would go to a public hanging if he invited her.

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is the projected victor of the Senate runoff in MS, according to the Associated Press, overcoming a series of missteps that brought the state's dark history of racism and violence to the forefront.

There was further controversy when she was shown on another video joking about suppressing liberal student votes, and photographs surfaced of her posing with Confederate artifacts in 2014.

The president also sent a clear message to the people in the caravans who still believe they might make it into the United States.

The win allows Hyde-Smith to complete the final two years of Sen.

When the extended footage of the encounter was released for context, the comment became more troubling because it revealed Hyde-Smith was using the phrase in an attempt to thank a supporter for saying she would fight for him.

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Her supporters said the furore over her comments was overblown.

A Republican candidate supported by President Trump has won a US Senate seat in MS, after a race overshadowed by racial acrimony.

U.S. President Donald Trump had said at the Biloxi campaign rally on November 26 that illegal immigrants, such as those participating in the caravans between Mexico and the United States, are unfairly disadvantaging American workers. Reporters uncovered a pattern of her touting the Confederacy in the past, from bills she introduced in the statehouse to honor the last daughter of a Confederate soldier and rename a state highway after Confederate President Jefferson Davis to her visit to Davis's home, where she posted a photo with the caption "Mississippi history at its best". Republicans defeated Democratic incumbents in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota, but lost GOP-held seats in Arizona and Nevada. She later called the comments an "exaggerated expression of regard", but her use of the phrase brought memories of Mississippi's history of lynchings to the forefront and put the contest under the national microscope. During a televised debate nine days after the video was publicized, she apologized to "anyone that was offended by my comments", but also said the remark was used as a "weapon" against her.

The "public hanging" comment also resonated with his supporters.

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

Donald Trump rallied with Cindy Hyde-Smith on election eve.

As it stands now, major American corporations and brands including Walmart, Major League Baseball, Google and AT&T have all demanded that Hyde-Smith return their donations to her campaign. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, who retired for health reasons. "We are all proud of you".

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