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MLB Asks Cindy Hyde-Smith Campaign To Return $5,000 Donation

28 November 2018

Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is white, faces Democrat Mike Espy, who would be the first black United States senator from MS since Reconstruction.

"She is an outstanding person who is strong on the Border, Crime, Military, our great Vets, Healthcare & the 2nd A. Needed in D.C", he wrote.

But the continued reports have garnered national attention to the runoff race, which is expected to see a higher-than-average turnout. She has been facing intense scrutiny recently over having attended a white private school that was founded after court-ordered school desegregation of public schools.

One showed her praising a supporter at a November 2 campaign event by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row". Many have taken the remark to be inappropriate due to Mississippi's history of racial violence. He's been a fan of this team for more than 40 years, but with Johnson owning the team, he's made a decision to financially boycott the franchise following the revelation that Johnson had donated to Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith. The victor of the runoff gets the final two years of a term he started. Thad Cochran in April, is now having to fight for her seat against a challenger who she defeated by little more than a percentage point earlier this month. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority. Cindy Hyde-Smith has received another donation from the baseball world - this time from the MLB front office. Her campaign said the remark about voting was a joke.

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Hyde-Smith will be getting a boost from President Trump on Monday when he joins her at two rallies in the state - one in Tupelo and the other in Biloxi. "So, that's a Mississippi I want to be a part of - one of diversity, one of inclusion, one of different experiences".

"Democrats will also destroy your health care by inviting caravan after caravan after caravan" of immigrants into the country illegally, he claimed, warning they would wreak havoc and bankrupt the Treasury Department.

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens.

Espy, 64, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993 and as U.S. agriculture secretary in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1994. MS hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982.

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As Donald Trump prepares to travel to MS for two rallies ahead of Tuesday's runoff Senate election, the Republican candidate has come under new pressure over reports of involvement with Confederate imagery and history.

A 2014 Facebook post in which Hyde-Smith praises Confederate history subsequently surfaced.

In the final weeks of campaigning, race has become a dominant issue. Jones said he has been "an independent voice for the state of Alabama", and Espy would be the same for Mississippi. "That means that MS over party, MS over person - I don't care how powerful that person might be".

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MLB Asks Cindy Hyde-Smith Campaign To Return $5,000 Donation