SF Giants Owner Donates To Controversial Senate Candidate

28 November, 2018, 09:58 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Trump rallies Hyde Smith voters as Espy pushes turnout

Both of the candidates have a background in agriculture, which is the largest sector of Mississipi's economy, and both have experience in Washington. More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested and that number could increase, the state secretary of state's office said on Saturday. But on Monday, he painted Democrats as radical and unsafe as he stumped for Republican Sen.

President Donald Trump has reiterated his support for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who continues to face the fallout over racially charged comments she made earlier this month.

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.

Hyde-Smith and Espy debated Tuesday night.

A Bay Area civil rights attorney is calling for a boycott of the San Francisco Giants after their principal owner Charles Johnson made donations to the campaign of a controversial U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi. The Democrat worked for a company that paid $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit concerning the bribing of officials in a bid to score lucrative contracts with the state prison. The measure, which was unearthed by CNN's KFile during a review of Hyde-Smith's legislative history, is the latest in a series of issues that have surfaced during her campaign, many of which have evoked Mississippi's dark history of racism and slavery. Thad Cochran (R), 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 will finish the final two years of a term started by GOP Sen.

"I always say, if a senator catches a cold, we don't have a majority", he told reporters on October 24.

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Yearbook photos from Lawrence Academy, which is now closed, show Hyde was a cheerleader for a team that had a rebel mascot who carried a Confederate battle flag.

"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.

President Donald Trump, of whom Hyde-Smith has been a vocal supporter, will hold two rallies in MS on Monday to whip up support for the Republican candidate. It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans add to their slim majority.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens. 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 Cook Political Report puts the race as only "leaning" Republican, however, and some commentators have predicted softening support for Hyde-Smith related to comments she's made and photographs that are being used by her opponents to portray her as racist.

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