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Cindy Hyde-Smith: Who is the Mississippi senator embroiled in a racism scandal amid tense run-off?

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Cindy Hyde-Smith: Who is the Mississippi senator embroiled in a racism scandal amid tense run-off?Mississippi Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has found herself dogged by controversy in her fight to win the last Senate race of the season. After neither she nor Democrat Mike Espy claimed 50 per cent of the vote at the midterm elections on 6 November, the pair were forced into a run-off for the seat. The incumbent – and Mississippi’s first female senator – succeeded the long-serving Thad Cochran in April and was comfortably the favourite to win until a video of her making a racially-charged comment at a rally appeared on Twitter on 11 November, attracting over 2 million views in one day.

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