Major League Baseball follows San Francisco Giants owner's lead, makes controversial political donation

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The school was established in 1970; Hyde-Smith entered in 1975 as a high school sophomore and graduated in 1977. Trump has previously thanked Hyde-Smith for voting for "our Agenda in the Senate 100% of the time".

The photos surfaced days after other pictures circulated on social media of Hyde-Smith wearing a grey Confederate military-style hat in 2014, when she was state agriculture commissioner and visited Beauvoir, the beachside home in Biloxi that was the last home of the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis.

Hyde-Smith, who has held the seat since veteran Republican Sen.

According to Politico, on November 11, Hyde-Smith appeared in a video on social media, saying that if a supporter invited her to a public hanging, she'd sit in the front row. There is usually a large decrease in ballots cast between the first election and a runoff. Lobbyists for Major League Baseball recently made a $5,000 donation to Hyde-Smith's campaign and later asked for it back after the "public hanging" comment.

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.

Mr Trump was expected to fly into Mississippi today for two rallies for Ms Hyde-Smith as part of efforts to rescue her flagging campaign before tomorrow's vote. 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. Thad Cochran, who stepped down for health reasons. The same progressive blogger who published the video later published one in which she told a small group at Mississippi State University that suppressing the votes of students at other colleges was "a great thing".

On Nov. 15, another video surfaced online in which Hyde-Smith said making it more hard for people to vote is a "great idea".

The victor Tuesday finishes the final two years of a term started by Republican Sen.

Espy also spoke on the debate from the other night, telling the crowd his opponent, Cindy Hyde-Smith, shouldn't have to read any honest apology from a notepad. "We need to come out tomorrow in such numbers, such strength, marching to the polls like it's a holiday", he said.

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.

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Espy, and three Democrats who could run for president in 2020 - Sens.

"I guess you could juxtapose my experience with her experience", Espy told The Associated Press between his campaign appearances Saturday in Jackson. He's been a fan of this team for more than 40 years, but with Johnson owning the team, he's made a decision to financially boycott the franchise following the revelation that Johnson had donated to Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith. The caption on the post read, "Mississippi history at its best!"

It's the last U.S. Senate race to be decided in 2018 and will determine whether Republicans pad their slim majority.