The liberal media went wild with accusations and condemnation after Hyde-Smith made a remark about attending a “public hanging.”
However, when the votes were tallied, Hyde-Smith had 54 percent of the vote to Espy’s 46 percent, meaning that Republicans will hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate next year.
And although no feminists are rejoicing, Hyde-Smith has just become the first woman elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate.
Republicans in Washington had been cautiously optimistic about a Hyde-Smith victory, but the party took no chances. Massive amounts of money were poured into the race, and Donald Trump held rallies in the state, boosting Hyde-Smith.
“Cindy Hyde-Smith has been a strong conservative voice since joining the Senate, so it should come as no surprise that she was elected by Mississippians to represent them in Washington,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
In her victory speech, Hyde-Smith called it an “unbelievable campaign,” and thanked the president for his two rallies on Monday.
“This win tonight, this victory, it’s about our conservative values,” Hyde-Smith said, “It’s about the things that mean the most to all of us Mississippians: our faith, our family.”
The president reportedly told her she’d “been through a storm and you’ve survived it.”
When asked if she would not consider a run a 2020, when she must face reelection, she stated, no way, “This is not for the faint of heart and I’m certainly not the faint of heart.”
Democrats used typical race-baiting politics to try to turn the vote.
However, it didn’t work.
The president is a strong catalyst. Austin Barbour, a veteran Republican strategist who has managed statewide campaigns in Mississippi, said, “The president is such a motivating factor for people in Mississippi who want to go out to vote, for both sides but obviously more for him than against him.”
“[Trump] coming to the state the night before the election, there was no way for Espy to counter that,” he added.
Many people feel that having a strong GOP Majority in the senate will be at least some protection against democrat schemes, especially the one for impeachment.