Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won reelection to keep her seat representing Mississippi in the U.S. Senate seat. She defeated Democrat Mike Espy, a former representative for Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district who drew support from national Democrats as well as the anti-Trump Lincoln Project. Hyde-Smith became the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress in 2018.
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