Mississippi Governor Names Cindy Hyde-Smith to Fill U.S. Senate Seat

HeadlineMar 22, 2018

Mississippi Republican Governor Phil Bryant has named the state’s agriculture commissioner, Cindy Hyde-Smith, to serve as U.S. senator as fellow Republican Thad Cochran steps aside due to poor health. Hyde-Smith will become the first woman Mississippi has ever sent to Congress. She’s expected to begin campaigning immediately for a special election for the Senate seat in November.

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