Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) to return a $5,000 donation, ESPN reported on Sunday. I am the candidate that wants to move MS into the future. Trump has previously thanked Hyde-Smith for voting for "our Agenda in the Senate 100% of the time". She also supported a resolution as a state senator that praised a Confederate soldier's effort to "defend his homeland", and the Jackson Free Press reported Friday Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a "segregation academy" set up so that white parents could avoid sending their children to an integrated school.
The runoff between Hyde-Smith and Espy has drawn comparisons to last year's special election in which Democrat Doug Jones defeated the scandal-plagued Republican Roy Moore to fill Jeff Sessions' vacated seat. There is usually a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.
This is controversial because Hyde-Smith recently told a crowd at a campaign event that she would be "in the front row of a public hanging", if invited.
Major League Baseball came under fire over the weekend when word surfaced that the organization donated to the campaign of Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, but officials say they have asked that the contribution be returned.
That Hyde-Smith would be ahead shouldn't come as a surprise considering her alignment with President Donald Trump, who won the state by nearly 18 points.
Espy hasn't hammered Hyde-Smith on Trump at every turn.
But Williams, the Black voter who's been hearing from the Espy campaign, fears Hyde-Smith's comments won't matter, or will even motivate some White voters. Kamala Harris traveled to MS to support Espy, who is attempting to duplicate the longshot election of a Democratic senator in neighboring Alabama a year ago.
MS has a history of racially motivated lynchings and violence against people who sought voting rights for black citizens, and Hyde-Smith has been sharply criticized after two videos surfaced this month. Thad Cochran, who stepped down for health reasons. Several dozen waited in a line that stretched out of the Hinds County Courthouse in downtown Jackson, including retired home economics teacher Illinois Cox Littleton, 92, who said she voted for Espy because she considers him "a highly intelligent man".
The victor Tuesday finishes the final two years of a term started by Republican Sen. Her campaign said it was a joke.
"The President is coming to stump for me, as we call it", Hyde-Smith said.
President Donald Trump tweeted support Sunday for U.S. Sen.
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.
"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.
It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans pad their slim majority.