March 22, 2018 •
Mississippi Gov. Appoints Sen. Thad Cochran’s Replacement
Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Thad Cochran.
Cochran is stepping down due to health problems on April 1.
Hyde-Smith will be sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence in April and will run for the remainder of Cochran’s term in the November 6 special election.
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