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In the special election to complete Cochran's term on November 6, 2018, Hyde-Smith faces a [[conservative]] challenge from state Senator [[Chris McDaniel]] and a [[liberal]] opponent, [[African-American]] Democratic former [[U.S. Representative]] Mike Espy, who also served briefly as secretary of the [[United States Department of Agriculture]] in the administration of former [[U.S. President]] [[Bill Clinton]]. President [[Donald Trump]] has endorsed and campaigned on behalf of Hyde-Smith, who supported the nomination of [[Brett Kavanaugh]] to the [[United States Supreme Court]].
 
In the special election to complete Cochran's term on November 6, 2018, Hyde-Smith faces a [[conservative]] challenge from state Senator [[Chris McDaniel]] and a [[liberal]] opponent, [[African-American]] Democratic former [[U.S. Representative]] Mike Espy, who also served briefly as secretary of the [[United States Department of Agriculture]] in the administration of former [[U.S. President]] [[Bill Clinton]]. President [[Donald Trump]] has endorsed and campaigned on behalf of Hyde-Smith, who supported the nomination of [[Brett Kavanaugh]] to the [[United States Supreme Court]].
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McDaniel has accused Hyde-Smith of having voted for [[Hillary Rodham Clinton]] in the 2008 presidential [[primary]] against [[Barack H. Obama]]. At the time Hyde-Smith was a Democrat, but she denies having voted for Mrs. Clinton.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/image/ap_18079578888270jpg/|title=GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith swears she didn't vote for Hillary Clinton|publisher=''[[Washington Times]]''|date=October 7, 2018}}</ref>
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Revision as of 08:47, 7 October 2018

Cindy Hyde-Smith (born May 10, 1959) is the Republican interim U.S. Senator from Mississippi. On April 9, 2018, she succeeded Senator Thad Cochran, who resigned because of health issues. A month earlier, Governor Phil Bryant had announced that Hyde-Smith was his choice to fill the remaining two years in Cochran's term.

Hyde-Smith switched from Democrat-to-Republican affiliation in 2010, while she was serving in the Mississippi State Senate. In 2012, she became the state agriculture commissioner. She is a resident of Brookhaven in southern Mississippi. She and her husband, Mike Smith, are ranchers. She has one daughter.

In the special election to complete Cochran's term on November 6, 2018, Hyde-Smith faces a conservative challenge from state Senator Chris McDaniel and a liberal opponent, African-American Democratic former U.S. Representative Mike Espy, who also served briefly as secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture in the administration of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. President Donald Trump has endorsed and campaigned on behalf of Hyde-Smith, who supported the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

McDaniel has accused Hyde-Smith of having voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary against Barack H. Obama. At the time Hyde-Smith was a Democrat, but she denies having voted for Mrs. Clinton.[1]

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