On Thursday, November 27, voters returned to the polls to cast their ballots. In the runoff election for the Mississippi U.S. Senate race between Republic Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy.
Cindy Hyde-Smith won the seat with 59.3% of the vote with Mike Espy receiving 46.1%. This also makes Smith the first woman to be elected to the Senate in the state of Mississippi. Mike Espy had hoped to win the seat, not only to become Senator, but also the first African-American elected to Mississippi Senate.
Congratulations to Mrs. Cindy Hyde-Smith.
Scootin’ Round the Sip
Leading up to the runoff in the last effort to secure votes. Cindy Hyde-Smith made a visit to Union County. She gave a speech at the Magnolia Civic Center in New Albany. She spoke to and met with County officials and City officials along with residents.
Historical Visit by President Trump
On Monday, November 26, Air Force One landed at Tupelo Regional Airport for a campaign rally in support of Cindy Hyde-Smith. This was exciting to many because President Trump’s visit was a historical event for Tupelo and for the people of North Mississippi. The last time a sitting President had visited the city was in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt to announce that Tupelo was the first TVA City.
After leaving Tupelo President Trump also attended another Campaign Rally in Biloxi, Ms. later that evening in support for Cindy Hyde-Smith.
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