According to local media, Hyde-Smith gained 54.4 percent of the vote, while Espy got 45.6 percent with 95 percent of ballots having been counted.
US President Donald Trump has already congratulated Hyde-Smith on the victory.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 28 ноября 2018 г.
The Senate special election in Mississippi was held on 27 November and resulted in the boost of the Republican majority in the Senate up to 53-47 seats.
— Cindy Hyde-Smith (@cindyhydesmith) 27 ноября 2018 г.
On November 6, the United States held its midterm elections, after which the Republican Party retained its majority in the Senate but lost its predominant position in the House of Representatives.