Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy.
These Mississippi schools also receive new public funding through state vouchers for private education.
"Maybe the citizens are no longer looking at gender but they’re looking strictly at qualifications," said one judge-elect.
The Senate has more women than ever, but Hyde-Smith won't be advancing their cause.
She joked about public hangings and voter suppression during her campaign tour.
The GOP senator was the prohibitive favorite, although the backlash to her “hanging” remark gave Democrats some hope.
Even after a video surfaced of her condoning "public hangings,” Charles B. Johnson and his wife gave $5,400 to Hyde-Smith, then asked that it be returned.
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy face off Tuesday.
In the newly unearthed video, the Senate hopeful from Mississippi retells jokes about wives being left outside or left for dead.
A runoff election will decide if Mike Espy, a black man, can defeat Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.