Mississippi Senate Race Headed to Runoff Election

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The race to fill the remaining years of retired Senator Thad Cochran’s term is going into extra innings as none of the four candidates received a majority of the votes cast in yesterday’s midterm elections. With nearly 95% of polls reporting Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith held a narrow lead over Mike Espy by about 8,000 votes, 41.5% to 40.6%. The other two challengers for the job combined for about 17.9% of ballots cast. Locally Espy took 68.1 % of the vote in Washington County and 64.2% in Bolivar County to Hyde-Smith’s 26%, and 28% respectively. The runoff election between the top two candidates, Hyde-Smith and Espy is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th.



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