Cindy Hyde Smith casts her vote in runoff election
Cindy Hyde-Smith voted in Brookhaven, Mississippi today.
Neither Hyde-Smith nor Espy received enough votes to achieve an outright victory, leading to today’s runoff election. Hyde-Smith got 41.5 percent of the vote and Espy got 40.6 percent.
Following the special election, Hyde-Smith quickly drew backlash for two comments she made at campaign stops. Hyde-Smith and Republicans have taken aim at Espy by focusing on his previous work as a lobbyist and accusations of corruption.
Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it is in the voters hands now. “The people of Mississippi are making a judgement today about who they would like to represent them in the Senate. That’s the way it works in this country. The Senators are from particular states. And all of these issues have been fully discussed all over the state of Mississippi, and we’ll have a verdict, an outcome tonight.”