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The Republican Party Just Bragged About Their Effort to Ensure Cindy Hyde-Smith Won Her Senate Run-Off in Mississippi, and Twitter Made Them Regret It
JACKSON, MS - NOVEMBER 27: U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) waves to supporters after speaking during an election night event at The Westin Hotel, November 27, 2018 in Jackson, Mississippi. Hyde-Smith defeated Democratic candidate Mike Espy in Tuesday's U.S. Senate special runoff election in Mississippi. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Republican National Committee crowed on Twitter Wednesday night about how much support it dropped onto Cindy Hyde-Smith, who won Mississippi's U.S. Senate seat in Tuesday's runoff election.

Hyde-Smith was appointed to the U.S. Senate after Thad Cochran retired in April and defeated Democrat Mike Espy to become Mississippi's first elected female Senator. The election on Tuesday solidified her position until the end of Cochran's original term in 2020.

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