Appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) won the special Mississippi run-off election last night with a 54-46% margin over former US Agriculture Secretary and ex-Mississippi Congressman Mike Espy (D). Despite making several gaffes in the run-off cycle, Ms. Hyde-Smith won a comfortable victory though understandably a few points shy of a typical Republican statewide vote total. In comparison, Sen. Roger Wicker (R) was re-elected to his third term in this year’s regular election with a 58-39% victory margin. Last night’s Republican win brings next year’s Senate partisan division to 53R-47D with all of the 2018 election cycle races now decided.
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