With the conclusion of the Mississippi Senate race Tuesday night, the 2018 midterms are officially over (save for some ongoing vote counting in a California House district). Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace the retiring Sen. Thad Cochran, won the special election runoff contest by a healthy margin.
As a result, Hyde-Smith is the first woman ever elected to represent Mississippi in Washington. Her victory also seals Republicans 2018 Senate gains, as the GOP netted two seats, flipping seats in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota, while losing seats to Democrats in Arizona and Nevada. The overall make-up of the Senate is now 53 Republicans, 47 Democrats.
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