Trump Backs Under-Fire Senator Hyde-Smith

Trump Backs Under-Fire Senator Hyde-Smith

As Trump praised Hyde-Smith at two high-profile rallies in different parts of the state, her opponent, Democrat Mike Espy spoke at a predominantly African-American church and described his campaign as an effort to reach across the "chasm of racial division".

Major League Baseball wants the campaign of Sen.

The Senate race between Hyde-Smith and Espy will be decided in a special runoff election on Tuesday. The former congressman was agriculture secretary under President Bill Clinton.

The historic contest features Hyde-Smith, who would be the first woman elected to Congress from MS, against Espy, who's vying to become the state's first black senator since Reconstruction.

"Needed in D.C." The two are to appear together Monday in the northeastern city of Tupelo and later Monday at a Gulf Coast rally in Biloxi.

Trump returned Sunday evening from Florida, where he spent the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago club.

About a third of MS voters were African-American in the four-way race on Election Day, and Espy won support from about 80 percent of them, compared to about 20 percent of white voters, according to VoteCast, a wide-ranging survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press. The victor Tuesday gets the final two years of a six-year term. Hyde-Smith has held the seat since Cochran's retirement. MS hasn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982. Thad Cochran. He resigned in April amid health concerns. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) to return a $5,000 donation, ESPN reported on Sunday. Her campaign said the remark about voting was a joke.

More news: Massive cow named Knickers has been deemed ‘too large to eat’

News of MLB's donation broke just hours after it was learned that Hyde-Smith attended a segregated high school that was exclusively created so white people could avoid being educated with black people, then sent her daughter went to a majority white school.

Hyde-Smith recently told a crowd at a campaign event that she would be in the "front row" of a "public hanging", if invited.

The concurrent resolution was approved by Mississippi's House and Senate.

Furthermore, Jon Heyman of Fancred reported that MLB's contribution came before it was aware of Hyde-Smith's comments.

Several companies that have donated to Hyde-Smith have remained silent, including Verizon Communications, Home Depot, Chevron and Exxon Mobil. Rob Manfred has not yet explained why the league's PAC has seen fit to give Hyde-Smith money in light of all of this, but given the anger and agitation I've seen about this just since I woke up this morning and saw the news, my sense is that he had better explain himself pretty damn quickly. During a televised debate nine days after that video was published, said she apologized to "anyone that was offended by my comments", but also said the remark was used as a "weapon" against her.

The same progressive blogger who published the video later published one in which she told a small group at Mississippi State University that suppressing the votes of students at other colleges was "a great thing".

Related Articles