Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi's Senate runoff
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi's Senate runoff, defeating Democrat Mike Espy despite controversy over recent comments.
Hyde-Smith had 56 percent of the vote to Espy's 44 percent when the Associated Press called the race with more than three-quarters of all precincts reporting. The result means Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate next year.............
President Donald Trump visited the state Monday in an attempt to make sure GOP voters are engaged for the runoff.
"Don't take any chances," Trump implored supporters at the first of two rallies. "You have to vote. We cannot allow Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to erode [GOP control of the Senate] by winning the great state of Mississippi."