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Major League Baseball donated to Hyde-Smith's campaign as favor to McConnell

Major League Baseball donated to Hyde-Smith's campaign as favor to McConnell

A series of recordings surfaced that featured Hyde-Smith making comments about attending a "public hanging" and suppressing the votes of students in the state.

Trump's defense of Hyde-Smith comes just as her father-in-law prepares to travel to MS and headline two separate rallies for the embattled Republican incumbent, who has lost funding and faced criticism for "public hanging" that's been widely considered racist.

The senator's comment evoked the lynching of African Americans in a state whose past is rife with racial violence.

Nevertheless she is expected to win in the staunchly Republican state.

The sign also read: 'We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims'.

"I think it'll be a very big day for Cindy, but don't take any chances", President Trump said at the MS rally.

"I know her, and I know she apologised, and she misspoke", the Republican president told reporters on his way to the southern state.

Adams says the entire country will be affected by the outcome of this election, especially since President Trump needs all the Republican Senate votes he can get for future Supreme Court nominations.

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The full description of the two donations shows the June donation listed as a "contribution", while the September donation is listed as being for the "special election" in which Hyde-Smith is now running.

Espy said he wouldn't assume a connection between Hyde-Smith and the nooses. People have not been kind to The US President, to say the least.

So could a Democrat win?

Mr. Espy spent the final days on the trail criss-crossing the state, appearing at Vicksburg, site of the famous Civil War battle on the western border with Arkansas, and Meridian, a small city on the state's eastern border with Alabama. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) as voters head to the polls on Tuesday, but he did so with some holiday cheer.

"We can't afford a senator who embarrasses us and reinforces the stereotypes we've worked so hard to overcome", one ad for the Democrat said. Cindy Hyde-Smith to refund its $5,000 campaign contribution in light of controversy surrounding racially insensitive remarks the Mississippi Republican made earlier this month.

Why is the election still ongoing?

"I will be in Gulfport and Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday night doing two Rallies for Senator Hyde-Smith, who has a very important Election on Tuesday", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

If Republicans hold on the seat, their majority in the US Senate will be extended to 53-47.