Mississippi Goes To… Cindy Hyde-Smith
“She won with character and dignity – something her opponents know little of,” Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
The 2018 election is finally over now that Mississippi has decided on its next Senator: Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. Hyde-Smith was appointed last April by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to fill Senator Thad Cochran’s seat, who retired due to health concerns, until an election could be held last November.
Tuesday’s runoff was held because neither Hyde-Smith nor her Democratic challenger Mike Espy won 50 percent or more of the vote on November 6. However, in the runoff Hyde-Smith had received 56 percent of the vote when the Associated Press called the election with over three-quarters of precincts reporting.
While Mississippi is considered a Republican stronghold, Hyde-Smith’s hold on the race went from certain to in contention due to multiple controversial comments she made in recent weeks, including a remark about public hangings in a state with a history of racial tensions and lynching of black people.
At a campaign rally on November 2, in Tupelo, Mississippi Hyde-Smith introduced a supporter by saying, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”
"If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row"- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says in Tupelo, MS after Colin Hutchinson, cattle rancher, praises her.
Hyde-Smith is in a runoff on Nov 27th against Mike Espy. pic.twitter.com/0a9jOEjokr
— Lamar White, Jr. (@LamarWhiteJr) November 11, 2018
Hyde-Smith also made more controversial comments on November 3 at a campaign stop in Starkville, Mississippi which her critics have called a support for voter suppression.
In another recorded video she said, “there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who maybe we don’t want to vote.” She also added, “maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult.”
Her remarks were controversial enough that both Walmart and Major League Baseball requested she refund their campaign contributions.
Adding to the racial tension in the race, seven nooses were found hanging from trees on the grounds of the Mississippi state capital building. The nooses were accompanied by signs that referenced the state’s history of racial discrimination.
One sign read, “On Tuesday Nov. 27, thousands of Mississippians will vote for a senator. We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims”
Another sign read, “We’re hanging nooses to remind people that times haven’t changed.”
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant applauded Hyde-Smith’s victory on Twitter, saying, “She won with character and dignity – something her opponents know little of.”
Cindy Hyde-Smith has come through the crucible of the most negative campaign in modern Mississippi. She won with character and dignity—something her opponents know little of. She will continue to serve as the first woman from Mississippi elected to the United States Congress. ?? pic.twitter.com/97EPOafW7V
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) November 28, 2018
The bitch of the south
What a shame
Racist old cow….Mississippi being one of the poorest red states out there is so full of hate that they will never learn….stay in the past Mississippi just remember your daddy trump is here on a temporary basis….so when he’s gone back to your holes you go. ??????????????
dignity….ROTFLMAO…how ridiculous the cult?
Keep’em on welfare, unemployed, ignorant and racist, they will vote nonsensical every time.
Joseph Shunkamolah Dead last in Education. A brain is a terrible thing to waste and looks like Mississippi has wasted many.
Is this a joke? Wtf!
Cindy the Bitch !
With…..”character” and “dignity?” Ok…
I don’t like Republicans but she is down right ugly the woman that won in Tennessee looks kinda hot
A racist with dignity? Never happen!
That’s a joke right?
When is Mississippi ever going to pull it’s head out
of it’s ass?
And of course Trump rallied big time for this racist bitch!!!
They elected the last actual living Daughter of the
Mississippi is “Still Burning”!
She won as a racist bigot! Mississippi is not helping themselves and now the country’s citizens.
We are in a dark place in America History!
She won with racist slurs which is the history of Mississippi.
She is a clueless, privileged white female and a racist.
What??? That governor doesn’t know what he’s talking about.. She doesn’t know what those two words mean…
to bad you people do not learn from the past .. you deserve her .. and no complaining if you voted for her ..you have only yourself to blame.. you vote counts and if you want some one like that racist in office . then .reap what you so…wise up people ..
Really Mississippi!What were you thinking?????Bad choice for your state.
She won because those white people was afraid to ho the other way, but the tables will turn and we will have the last say at the end.
There is nothing about this racist witch that is dignified!! SHAME MISSISSIPPI for electing your state to go back a century or two
Another crazy ass
DESPICABLE RACIST CORRUPT REPUBLICAN TRAITOR IS A LIAR
she nailed the racist vote
Shameful, wretched woman.
Racism is alive and well in Mississippi.
Sad white supremacy won!
If wanting to see a lynching is dignified, what do you say about Trump and his four letter words?
How is this possible!! I lost all respect for Mississippi voters.#racists
Maybe Mississippi should advertise and get all the racists to move there !
Awful! Mississippi is last of to changed for the betterment of society. The most ignorant group of white people in America. Sad day again!
What? Character and dignity….evidence?
She didn’t won with dignity she don’t have any, she’s just RACIST UGLY WOMAN
Another crooked Republican win
White racist bitch
Her love for lynching as theater or circus is reflective of her constituents
And the blackness of her soul; black skin is fine, way better than a black soul
She has a special place Reserved for her in Hell
Like Rump won by the small minded vindictive racist little handed prick voters of Mississippi
The antithesis of 21st century woman! ?