Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

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

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

According to online Federal Election Commission records, the "Cindy Hyde-Smith for US Senate" committee reported a $5,000 contribution from the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on November 23 - more than two weeks after a video surfaced showing Hyde-Smith joking about attending a "public hanging".

The senator later apologized for her remark, but she accused her opponents of twisting her words for political gain. Cory Booker and California Sen. The state last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982. "Cindy Hyde-Smith voted against that in the state senate", Espy says.

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.

He said he wasn't anxious about her chances of winning because she has "done a fantastic job in a short period of time" since taking over for Cochran.

Espy spoke on numerous topics like education in MS saying no teacher should have to use their own money to purchase supplies. Respected by all. We need her in Washington! "He needs a huge turnout of his supporters". Should Espy prevail, Republicans would hold just a 52-48 advantage in the Senate. Bernard Williams, a 59-year-old self-employed software engineer, said he's been receiving regular phone calls and texts from the Democrat's campaign. "Mississippi, Vote for @cindyhydesmith on Tuesday".

"And I think that's a great idea", she said. The group is trying to build a nationwide social justice movement against racism, poverty and environmental degradation. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested, and that number could increase as final numbers are tabulated.

Espy says he wants to make college and post-secondary education more affordable by increasing interest subsidies on student loans and by stopping "predatory" for-profit schools from "exploiting" adult learners. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy.

The last two years of the Senate term begun by the now-retired Thad Cochran hangs in the balance Tuesday as voters decide between Republican U.S. Sen.

Trump heads to MS on Monday to campaign for Hyde-Smith - his second trip to the state on the senator's behalf since October. "When Donald Trump comes to town, he's going to have everybody's attention".

Of course, children can't control where their parents send them to school, but Hyde-Smith apparently didn't learn from her parents' mistakes. Trump said she made it somewhat "in jest" and that she felt bad about it. The other Republican in the race, Chris McDaniel, had about 16 percent of the vote, compared to Democrat Tobey Bartee's 1.4 percent. Others stayed home out of distaste for Republican nominee Roy Moore, who faced allegations of sexual misconduct involving underage girls. 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.

"My approach is MS first", Espy said at last week's debate.

MLB's donation was made on Friday, three weeks after her campaign comment.

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