Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

2018 Senate Election

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Cindy Hyde-Smith is seeking her first full term. While serving as Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Hyde-Smith was appointed to fill the remainder of Senator Thad Cochran’s seat, following his resignation in March due to health concerns. Hyde-Smith announced that she would seek election in her own right in November. For this special election, if no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff election between the top two candidates will be held three weeks later on November 27, 2018. Early polling shows no candidate approaching the 50% threshold, making a runoff likely.

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Current Senate Seating Map

This is a representation of the Senate seats up for election by their location on the Senate floor. The highlighted seat is where Senator Hyde Smith sits.

Additional Resources

  • 2018 Midterm Elections

    The Kennedy Institute offers visitors exhibits, programs, and activities to track key races and issues in the 2018 midterm elections.

  • Pennsylvania

    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

  • Wyoming

    Senator John Barrasso