Washington, D.C. — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won Mississippi’s runoff election, defeated Democrat challenger Mike Espy for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seat.
Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, issued this response:
“I would like to whole-heartedly congratulate Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on her historic election. As the first woman elected to Congress from the great state of Mississippi, she inspires a new generation of conservative women. Concerned Women for America LAC was proud to endorse her and urge our members in Mississippi to simply vote their values. Our members around the nation prayed for her and will continue to do so as she continues the hard work of representative government. We are excited to work alongside her on key issues like the protection of life and religious freedom here and around the world and to stand firm for the nation of Israel.
“In all the media chatter regarding the ‘year of the woman,’ many neglect to notice that women are not monolithic and a large number embrace conservative values, especially the dignity and sanctity of human life. The historic elections this year of Cindy Hyde-Smith and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) to the U.S. Senate and Governors Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) and Kimberly Reynolds (R-Iowa) strongly counter that narrative. Conservative women applaud their election not simply based on gender but based on their support of our principles.”
For an interview with Penny Nance, contact Annabelle Rutledge at [email protected] or 916-792-3973.