GOP Senator Who Made ‘Hanging’ Remark Attended ‘Segregated’ Academy

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Major League Baseball has joined a long list of donors to ask Cindy Hyde-Smith for their money back after the Republican candidate for US Senate in MS made comments about attending a "public hanging".

Hyde-Smith spoke to Republican stalwarts at a Meridian museum Sunday afternoon supported by U.S. Sen.

The office of the commissioner of Major League Baseball PAC donated the legal maximum, $5,000, to U.S. Sen.

President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists", as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate seat in GOP hands.

She is the first woman to represent MS in Congress, and Espy is seeking to become the first African-American to represent the state in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. Cindy Hyde-Smith leading in the only poll since the primary election over Democrat and former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. Then, they fly to the Gulf Coast for a larger evening rally in Biloxi. He called on his supporters to go out to vote on Tuesday "like it's a holiday". Respected by all. We need her in Washington!. Hyde-Smith posted the photos of herself at Beauvoir in Facebook at the time with the caption: "Mississippi history at its best!" And in the final weeks of the campaign, race has become a dominant issue.

Hyde-Smith recently told a crowd at a campaign event that she would be in the "front row" of a "public hanging", if invited. Further digging into Hyde-Smith's past has revealed a photo of her wearing a Confederate military-style hat in 2014 along with questions about the white private school she attended in the 1970s. A day earlier she received a donation from San Francisco Giants part-owner Charles B. Johnson.

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The victor finishes the term of Sen. Thad Cochran, who retired in April.

It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans pad their slim majority. Hyde-Smith was captured in a viral video making remarks about attending a "public hanging". 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.

The school, Lawrence County Academy, was set up for white parents to avoid sending their children to school with black children, according to the Free Press.

But the continued reports have garnered national attention to the runoff race, which is expected to see a higher-than-average turnout.

Trump had likened the approaching caravans to an "invasion" in the days leading up to the November 6 midterm elections, but critics accused him of exaggerating the threat in order to motivate his base to turn out and vote. There's typically a decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff.

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

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