What Conservative Republicans and Pro-Business Groups Are Saying About Cindy Hyde-Smith

 

Governor Phil Bryant:

“Cindy Hyde-Smith is a rock-solid conservative. When I was Lt. Governor and Cindy served in the State Senate, she was the most reliable vote I had for conservative causes. Cindy has also successfully carried the banner for the Republican Party in two statewide elections and demonstrated her appeal to voters by winning in an overwhelming fashion. She is a Mississippi success story and will make us proud representing our state in the United States Senate. I’ll be working hard to help support her work in the Senate and on her upcoming campaign.”

 

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves:

“Congrats to Cindy Hyde-Smith on her historic appointment to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi. I know she will serve our state well.”

 

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker:

“Governor Phil Bryant has made an excellent and historic pick in Cindy Hyde-Smith to be our next United States Senator. She served admirably in the Mississippi Senate and as our Commissioner of Agriculture, and I know she will be an effective, conservative Senator from day one. I look forward to being her colleague and working with her to serve all Mississippians.”

 

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran:

“I congratulate Governor Bryant on his historic selection of Cindy Hyde-Smith to represent Mississippi in the United States Senate.  She is a very well-qualified person whose experiences and excellent character will benefit our state in Washington.”

 

Congressman Gregg Harper (MS-3):

“I fully support Governor Bryant’s selection of Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to be our next United States Senator. Cindy Hyde-Smith is a solid conservative that will represent Mississippi well and with great integrity. The Governor has made an excellent selection, and I look forward to serving with her in Washington, D.C.”

 

Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4):

“As a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, I understand how important this industry is to our state. Cindy Hyde-Smith has the experience and expertise to hold her fellow Senators accountable to sustaining and protecting those vital agriculture policies that are a result of the many years of hard work by the Mississippi delegation.”

 

Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-1):

“Cindy Hyde-Smith is a great choice to fill Senator Cochran’s seat in the United States Senate.  She is a sharp, down to earth conservative who will represent Mississippi well on everything from supporting agriculture to cutting red tape.”

 

Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn:

“Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith has been a great friend to me personally. She has brought energy and passion to every office she has ever held. I fully expect that to continue as she serves in this role as a United States Senator.”

 

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann:

“Senator Cochran was a fighter for our farmers and the agriculture industry, the heart and soul of Mississippi.  Cindy Hyde-Smith brings a wealth of experience in this area, and I look forward to seeing all she will accomplish as our new U.S. Senator.”

 

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch:

“Congratulations to Cindy Hyde-Smith for her historic appointment to Congress. Today is another exciting day for all those little girls throughout Mississippi who dream of growing up and serving our State in public office.”

 

State Auditor Stacey Pickering:

“Cindy and I have served together in the State Senate and over the past seven years as statewide elected officials where I have witnessed her passion and dedication to those she serves and her dedication to public service. I know she will do the same in the U.S. Senate.”

 

Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney:

“Governor Bryant has made an excellent choice in selecting Cindy Hyde-Smith to represent our state in Washington. She will make Mississippi proud, not only as the state’s first female senator but also as a Christian of the highest integrity who understands the issues and is strong enough to handle the pressures of Washington.  She served wisely in the State Senate and is a proven trailblazer with her leadership as Agriculture Commissioner, getting China to buy beef and chicken from Mississippi while there on a trade mission. She will take great care of Mississippians.”

 

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott:

“Cindy Hyde-Smith is the common sense conservative choice for Mississippi. I know she will fight to make sure Mississippi continues to get our fair share. I can assure you that Cindy is my choice for our state and country.”

 

Mississippi’s Republican National Committeewoman Jeanne Luckey:

“Governor Bryant has made an excellent choice in his appointment to the United States Senate of Cindy Hyde Smith, our first female Senator! Commissioner Hyde Smith is one of the finest Christians I know, who truly lives her faith. As senator, she will represent all Mississippians and pursue the interests of Mississippi and our great nation with energy and intelligence. She is a true Constitutional conservative who will add an important voice in the United States Senate.”

 

Mississippi’s Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour:

“Cindy Hyde Smith is someone we can all be proud to have represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate; she will be our Joni Ernst – a tough, conservative woman who is not afraid to help President Trump get the country back on the right track.”

 

Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

“Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is pleased to see Governor Bryant appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill the upcoming vacant U.S. Senate seat. From her time as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee to more recently serving as our state’s Commissioner of Agriculture, she has been willing to stand up for the farmers and ranchers of our state, and we look forward to her continuing that effort in Washington.”

 

Mississippi Bankers Association:

“The Mississippi Bankers Association congratulates Cindy Hyde-Smith on her appointment to the U.S. Senate. She understands the importance of a strong economy, and she has proven to be an effective and responsive pro-business leader. We look forward to working with her in the U.S. Senate.”

 

Scott Waller, President & CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council – The State Chamber of Commerce

“We congratulate Cindy Hyde-Smith on her appointment by Governor Bryant to be Mississippi’s next United States Senator. From working with her as a State Senator, to her accomplishments as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, we know Cindy as a pro-business advocate for Mississippi’s interests.  We look forward to continuing to work with her as U.S. Senator.”

 

Mississippi Poultry Association:

“As a State Senator and as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith has been a tireless advocate for poultry, Mississippi’s largest agricultural industry. We applaud Gov. Bryant’s choice of her as our next U.S. Senator and know she will make all Mississippians proud.”

 

Mississippi REALTORS®️:

“The Mississippi REALTORS®️ congratulate Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith on her historic appointment to the United States Senate. Commissioner Hyde-Smith has demonstrated a commitment to working with Mississippi REALTORS®️ to strengthen communities, foster business development, and create economic opportunity for Mississippians. We appreciate her service to Mississippi and look forward to working together to advance pro-business policy.”

 

Derek Easley, President & CEO of the Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC):

“The Business and Industry Political Education Committee (BIPEC) applauds Governor Bryant’s decision to appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to the United States Senate. In her service as Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and as a former State Senator, she has consistently sought to improve Mississippi’s business climate with the goal of making Mississippi a better place to work and live.”

 

Associated Builders and Contractors of Mississippi:

“We commend the Governor for his appointment of Cindy Hyde-Smith to be the next U.S. Senator. We appreciated her efforts to improve the quality of life in Mississippi as a state Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. When she goes to Washington, we know she will continue to look out for Mississippi’s best interest.”

 

Jay Moon, President & CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association:

“The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) congratulates Cindy Hyde-Smith on her appointment by Governor Bryant to the United States Senate.  Having worked with her as the Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce and as a State Senator, we know she is keenly aware of the important role of manufacturing in our state and our nation.  We look forward to working with her as U.S. Senator on the issues that are of such critical importance to our member companies and the people of Mississippi.”

 

Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association:

“The Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association appreciates Governor Phil Bryant for his appointment of Cindy Hyde-Smith to the United States Senate. As a cattle farmer herself, she has been a long-time advocate for our industry, and we look forward to her representing the interests of rural Mississippi in Washington.”

 

Bill Grantham, M.D., President of the Mississippi State Medical Association:

“The Mississippi State Medical Association congratulates Cindy Hyde-Smith on her appointment by Gov. Bryant to be Mississippi’s next United States Senator.  From working with her as a State Senator, the Association knows Cindy to be pro-medicine, pro-science and a friend of physicians.  We look forward to working with her as U.S. Senator.”

 

Home Builders Association of Mississippi:

“On behalf of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi, we would like to congratulate Cindy Hyde-Smith for her recent appointment to the US Senate. She will serve as a tremendous asset and will represent our state well in Washington, D.C. Our association looks forward to working with her to help bolster the economy and to keep building a better Mississippi.”