Trump Ally Delivers Crushing Blow to Democratic Party


They thought they had it made.

After winning the House in the midterm elections, Democrats still had a glimmer of hope of further closing the gap in the Senate, too.

But the Senate runoff election in Mississippi on Tuesday turned out to be a major disappointment.

While Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was the incumbent, Democrats had high hopes of unseating her and gaining another vote in the Senate.

After all, Hyde-Smith hadn’t previously been elected. She was appointed just last April by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned for health reasons.

More than that, Hyde-Smith was running against Mike Espy, who as former President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Agriculture was far more well known.

But none of that mattered.

With 75 percent of the votes counted, it was clear that Hyde-Smith had taken the election, and with a sizable 11-point difference.

Source: Politico

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