Mississippi Republican overcomes gaffes to win final 2018 Senate race

Mississippi Republican overcomes gaffes to win final 2018 Senate race

BILOXI,. A Mississippi Republican who drew scorn for making racially insensitive comments managed to hold her US Senate seat today in the final race of 2018, networks projected, avoiding what could have been an embarrassing setback for President Donald Trump.

Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was leading Democratic challenger Mike Espy, a former congressman, by 55.2 per cent to 44.8 per cent with four fifths of precincts reporting, according to Fox News and NBC. — AFP