Major League Baseball requests return of $5,000 donation to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Yearbook cheerleader pic allegedly shows GOP Sen. Hyde Smith at 70s high school segregation academy

Yearbook cheerleader pic allegedly shows GOP Sen. Hyde Smith at 70s high school segregation academy

"She votes for us and she votes for 'Make America Great Again, '" Trump said in Tupelo, where he was accompanied by Hyde-Smith.

"So, that's a Mississippi I want to be a part of, one of diversity, one of inclusion, one of different experiences ..." More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested, and that number could increase as final numbers are tabulated. The caption identifies a sophomore student as Cindy Hyde.

In recent days, Hyde-Smith has been asked to explain why she attended a private, nearly all-white school, dozens of which sprang up across the South to counter court-ordered school desegregation in the 1970s.

On Nov. 11, a video from a public event Nov. 2 surfaced showing Hyde-Smith joking alongside one of her longtime supporters that if he ever invited her to attend 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.

Hyde-Smith says she wants more state and local control of public education, "while recognizing the role of the federal government to support educational achievement across the country".

President Trump is headed for MS on Monday to rally support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday's runoff election against Democratic opponent Mike Espy.

As a state senator in 2007, Hyde-Smith cosponsored a resolution that honored then-92-year-old Effie Lucille Nicholson Pharr, calling her "the last known living "Real Daughter" of the Confederacy living in MS".

Hyde-Smith has a double-digit lead on Espy in a poll conducted from November 19-21 and November 23-24.

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The Jackson Free Press reported Friday that Hyde-Smith attended Lawrence County Academy, a school founded in 1970, the year many MS public high schools integrated.

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

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

Is she facing other issues?

The victor of Tuesday's runoff gets the final two years of a term he started. Thad Cochran, who resigned in April because of health problems. The Washington Post reported that in 2001, Hyde-Smith introduced a bill as a state senator to rename a stretch of highway to what it had been called in the 1930s: the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, after the president of the Confederacy. She and her campaign have refused to talk about the Confederate hat. Rebel, and a photo of the cheerleading squad shows a girl dressed up in a Confederate costume and waving the stars and bars flag.

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

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

While Hyde-Smith apologized during a debate Tuesday night, opponents say she's at least unconsciously echoing the state's history of White supremacy, and civil rights groups have seized the moment to push Black voters to the polls.

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