Mississippi Governor appoints Cindy Hyde-to fill Smith Cochran of the vacant Senate seat is

In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Mississippi Commissioner of agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss.


Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced on Wednesday that the state’s agriculture Commissioner, Cindy Hyde-Smith, to fill sen. Thad Cochran ‘ s empty space, in a historic appointment of the first woman from the condition of the US Senate.

Bryant’s appointment comes after Cochran, R-miss., resigned from his seat earlier this month. Bryant ‘ s spokesman, told Fox News last week that the Governor’s appointment would come within “10 days of April 1, Sen. Cochran, the effective date of retirement.”

“We will always be indebted to Sen. Cochran and our admiration. As the master said to the servant, well done, well Thad Cochran,” said Bryant on Wednesday. “Now we turn our attention to the future.”

Bryant introduced Hyde-Smith, as a “great officer”, “rancher” and “conservative.”

“They elected a conservative Republican, twice to statewide office, is even more important, she is a good Christian,” said Bryant. “This decision is mine and mine alone. We need to all Mississippians, with us and welcome the next US senator Cindy Hyde – Smith.”

Wednesday is the date of the Hyde-Smith, who has served as the state Commissioner of agriculture since 2011 means you will hold the Senate seat for the special election in the Nov. 6.

“I look forward to the service in the U.S. Senate with Wicker, Sr., as a delegation of the” Hyde-Smith. “I look forward to the work on the side, really our state a better place. I am also looking forward to working with President Trump.”

She added: “I am truly humbled, grateful. I thank God for this opportunity. I appreciate you all. Thank you.”

Hyde-Smith is not expected to during the November special election, the implementation of the Rest of the Cochran-term, which would expire in the year 2020, where you will have the support of the GOP establishment—against the two Democratic candidates, and the ultra-right state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

McDaniel, who was unsuccessfully challenged Cochran for his seat in 2014, Miss first of all, a campaign against the incumbent Sen. Roger Wicker, R -., for the mid-term elections in November. But last week, McDaniel had, he announced, and shifted its resources to campaign for Cochran’s seat.

On Wednesday, McDaniel an “open letter”, signed by over 100 Mississippi Republican, wrote to President Trump, not pushed to support him, Hyde-Smith’s appointment.

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., On the left, has announced his resignation, earlier this month. State Sen., Chris McDaniel, right, who has moved fought against him in the year 2014, resources and will for the Cochran ‘ s free space.


“We will not give a signatory, against this nomination and ask you to wrote your endorsement of their campaign,” McDaniel. “It is very unlikely that the run-off in November, that is the reason why we turn to you with the request that they lend their name to lose to a candidate who is likely. Thank you for considering our request. We support you and your agenda to make America Great Again!”

But sources told Fox News last week, there were some concerns on the Republican side of the aisle about McDaniel—with more than one source, compared McDaniel to the candidacy of former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Last year, Republican Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., was appointed to the Senate following Jeff Sessions ” event to Trump the attorney General. What was strange was expected to win, compete in a primary against Moore, but the non—left, conservative Moore, unsuccessfully, against the now-Doug Jones, Sr.—the first Democrat to be elected to the Alabama Senate seat in 25 years.

Sources told Fox News that the GOP was the establishment, at the urging McDaniel to compete against Wicker as originally planned, but as for Cochran’s seat, as some members are concerned that a McDaniel primary win could ultimately lead to a Democratic victory.

Mississippi, historically, has chosen a long list of Democrats to the Senate, but that was not to happen, since 1989, almost 30 years ago, when Senator John C. Stennis, held a seat.

Cochran served as a senator from Mississippi for 40 years, and resigned in the midst of the challenges in the health sector.

After his resignation, former Rep. Mike Espy, D-Miss., announced his intention to run.

“I have learned, with the pending resignation of Sen. Cochran – a person I admire and respect, and who has done so much for Mississippi about his term in office,” Espy said in a statement to Fox News. “Now, he has announced his upcoming resignation, I would like to declare my firm intention to run for the Senate of the United States (for the Cochran-seat).”

Espy, who served as a Congressman from Mississippi from 1987 to 1993, was the first African-Americans in a Mississippi congressional seat. Espy went on to serve as former President Bill Clinton, secretary of Agriculture—the first African-American in the Cabinet post in the history.

“It has worked since I was in Washington, and I have said to have witnessed with dismay the continuing dysfunction” Espy. “I’ve proven that I can work with anyone, as long as the goal is a better Mississippi.”

For Wicker, the seat is, at this point, there are six declared Democrats 5 PV—including the State House Minority Leader David Baria and state Rep. Omeria Scott runs in June.

Fox News’ Willie Inman, Chad Pergram and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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