Major League Baseball wants donation returned after senator's 'public hanging' comments

Major League Baseball wants donation returned after senator's 'public hanging' comments

Major League Baseball wants donation returned after senator's 'public hanging' comments

Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is white, faces Democrat Mike Espy, who would be the first black U.S. senator from MS since Reconstruction. Even on trade and tariffs, where Trump's decisions could hurt MS farmers, Hyde-Smith praised the president.

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She is up against Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and US agriculture secretary who is seeking to become Mississippi's first black senator since Reconstruction. The victor will finish the final two years of a term started by GOP Sen.

Later, at a Christmas-themed rally in Biloxi, where Trump emerged on the stage from a chimney, he said that Democrats want to impose an "extreme job-killing agenda" and that a vote for Espy would be a vote for a "Democrat agenda of socialism and open borders". "Mississippi, Vote for @cindyhydesmith on Tuesday". Espy is trying to boost their turnout and pick up support from white voters who are uneasy with Trump or the racially tinged stories about Hyde-Smith.

McDaniel, who led field operations that boosted longshot Democrat Doug Jones to a special election victory in Alabama previous year, said Espy's campaign wants voters to focus on issues important to them.

In a clip referring to cattle rancher Colin Hutchinson who she was standing next to in Tupelo, Mississippi, Hyde-Smith said "if he invited me to a public hanging, I would be on the front row".

The senator later apologized for her remark, but she accused her opponents of twisting her words for political gain. She also posed in a photo wearing a Confederate hat and holding a rifle that made the rounds on Facebook, and it was just uncovered that she sponsored a resolution praising Confederate soldiers' "defending their homeland."

The victor finishes the term of Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned in April for health reasons. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority.

Hyde-Smith has drawn fire for attending a white private school that was founded after court-ordered school desegregation of public schools. Espy recalled how racist insults were yelled at him and his twin sister, and they were among the 17 black students who integrated the all-white Yazoo City High School in 1969.

Espy spoke on numerous topics like education in MS saying no teacher should have to use their own money to purchase supplies.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball (MLB) is the latest organization to request a return of funds, saying it wants a $5,000 donation to her campaign. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested and that number could increase, the state secretary of state's office said on Saturday.

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