JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Manufacturers Association board of directors voted unanimously to endorse Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in a November special election.
After Thad Cochran's resignation in April with two years remaining in his 6-year term, Hyde-Smith was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve until a replacement could be elected.
"We have chosen to support Sen. Hyde-Smith in her campaign for election because she has been an advocate for Mississippi's manufacturing industry," said Jay Moon, MMA president and CEO.
Hyde-Smith, a Republican faces Democrat Mike Espy and Republican State Sen. Chris McDaniel in the Nov. 6 election.