Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Major League Baseball requests return of $5,000 donation to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Major League Baseball requests return of $5,000 donation to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Hyde-Smith, who's running against Democrat Mike Espy, an African-American, in Tuesday's run off election, set off a firestorm of controversy earlier this month when her hanging comments were revealed.

Tuesday's victor will finish the final two years of the term begun by Republican Sen. She's up against Democratic former U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, a former U.S. agriculture secretary vying to become the first black senator from the state since Reconstruction.

Hyde-Smith's runoff election against Espy, a former congressman and USA agriculture secretary, has been far closer than expected thanks to a series of racial controversies, including a photo that emerged of Hyde-Smith wearing a replica hat of a Confederate soldier, and a video in which she said she'd be "on the front row" if invited to a public hanging.

Over the weekend, CNN reported, while she was a state senator, Hyde-Smith cosponsored a resolution to honor a Confederate soldier during the Civil War for "defending his homeland" and advocated a revisionist view of the Civil War.

Trump had defended her comments by saying they were "said in jest", adding "she is a tremendous woman and it is a shame that she has to go through this".

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Hyde-Smith is the first woman to represent MS in Congress under a temporary Senate appointment since April.

Hyde-Smith has established herself as an inveterate supporter of the president. Espy is a former congressman and former US agriculture secretary.

Hyde-Smith, who has made the Trump rallies a highlight of her runoff campaign, told the crowd in Tupelo: "I worked very, very hard for you". Johnson is free to support and donate his money to any candidate or cause he chooses, and the same can be said for Breton.

It appears that Hyde-Smith was attending school somewhere else when the Lawrence Academy opened, meaning she transferred there deliberately. "We need to come out tomorrow in such numbers, such strength, marching to the polls like it's a holiday", he said.

Trump was in MS for the pair of rallies and a roundtable discussion on prison and sentencing reform in an eleventh-hour effort to keep the seat in GOP hands.

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Hyde-Smith was appointed as a temporary successor to longtime Republican senator Thad Cochran, who retired in April.

It will be an uphill battle for Espy, as President Donald Trump won MS in 2016 by about 18 points.

In talking about the economy, Espy's campaign website says he promotes worker training and building infrastructure to support business, such as statewide broadband. "So, I think that's a great idea".

But the continued reports have garnered national attention to the runoff race, which is expected to see a higher-than-average turnout. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested, and that number could increase as final numbers are tabulated.

Neither candidate secured the requisite 50 percent of votes during their November 6 election.

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Tuesday's runoff election will conclude the 2018 midterms. He said he knows "where her heart is and her heart is good". The state last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982.

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