Mississippi Republican overcomes gaffes to win final 2018 Senate race

Republican U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde Smith speaks during an election night party in Jackson Mississippi U.S

He tried to recreate a coalition that propelled Democrat Doug Jones to a Senate win in neighboring Alabama past year by energizing black voters, particularly women, and winning support from white swing voters.

Mr Trump held a pair of 11th-hour campaign rallies in MS to prop up Hyde-Smith's campaign.

"I want everybody to know, no matter who you voted for today, I'm going to always represent every Mississippian".

"I have worked very hard for you, and you can count on me when it comes to your conservative values", she said at a campaign rally in Biloxi on November 26.

"While this same-sex couple's request for a permit to utilize one of our state's facilities for a "commitment ceremony" is not being defined as a marriage ceremony, it is personally troubling for me", she said at the time, citing her "personal and religious beliefs".

Some Democratic and Republican analysts said Trump's main mission Monday was to inspire McDaniel supporters.

Democrats had hoped the furor over Hyde-Smith's alliances and beliefs might energize black voters in a state where about 35 percent of the electorate is African-American.

But supporters called the reaction overblown and said Hyde-Smith did not intend anything racist by it.

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In photos posted to her Facebook account in 2014, Hyde-Smith was pictured posing with Confederate artifacts during a visit to Beauvoir, the home and library of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

"So many things are taken out of context", said Elizabeth Gallinghouse, 84, from Diamondhead, Mississippi. For now, she is an unknown factor, we don't know if she will be a good Senator or a bad one. She later sent her daughter to a similar school.

Espy was a clear underdog in the runoff election to unseat Hyde-Smith, who was appointed by the governor to complete Cochran's term.

The contest caps a campaign season that exposed persistent racial divisions in America - and the willingness of some political candidates to exploit them to win elections.

With all 35 Senate races decided, the Republicans hold a 53-47 edge - a pickup of two seats. The GOP lost control of the House, where Democrats will assume the majority in January. She called it an "exaggerated expression of regard".

While Hyde-Smith largely stayed off the campaign trail, the party's infrastructure rallied to her defense.

Espy denied the charge and said "we all know what came out of your mouth".

"While we are hopeful that the Senator-elect will prove herself worthy of her new office, this election demonstrates the need to continue broadening the tent of civic and democratic participation in our nation", the pioneering civil rights organization said in a brief statement. However, in 2018, it is deeply troubling to hear the term "public hanging" being used in this context by a senator, particularly given the division in our politics. She at first refused to apologize, and only at last week's debate did she offer a conditional apology "to anyone offended". Because neither Hyde-Smith nor Espy garnered more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Day - both received slightly more than 40 percent -the race advanced to a runoff. The win capped off a tumultuous final few weeks of the campaign for Hyde-Smith who had a string of controversies, many of them touching on issues of race. The victory will make her the first woman ever elected to Congress from Mississippi. "We are all very proud of you!" he tweeted.

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