Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith on Tuesday in a second vote in the American state of Mississippi in its senaatszetel recaptured. The Republican majority in the Senate is from January to 53 seats, compared to 47 seats for the Democrats. The Republicans increase their seizure: now, their majority is only 51 seats against 49.
The victory of Hyde-Smith on her black challenger Mike Espy was expected; they lag in the polls over first. The Republican is a big Trump supporter. The president came on Monday its support speak for her.
Sponsors demand money back
Hyde-Smith was the past few weeks have had any problems by some controversial statements. So she said that she ‘on the first row would be’ as a supporter of her would invite for a public verhanging’. That ruling was considered very inappropriate to be considered in a state where historically many blacks lynched were, and while her political opponent was black. Various sponsors of her campaign, including Walmart, asked for their money back.
Hyde-Smith also showed a fondness for the Confederacy of southern states during the American civil war, slavery defended.
No majority on 6 november
The voters had to the polls for the special election of the deputy for Republican Thad Cochran, who resigned from the Senate due to health problems. The Republican Hyde-Smith was already as a temporary successor appointed, with the support of Trump.
Five candidates competed on 6 november to that Senaatszetel, but no one achieved when the necessary 50 percent of votes: Hyde-Smith took 41 percent, Espy 40. Therefore, there was a second round of voting on 27 november.
Mississippi was the last state in which the result of the mid-term elections (midterms) are not yet known.