$180 Billion Co. Drops Sponsorship Of Racist GOP’r After Lynching Joke

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Things are astir in the Senate. Both parties have been waiting on the edge of their chairs for the Mississippi runoff race for an additional U.S. Senate seat. The trouble is, one of those Senate candidates has stepped into a huge political pool of controversy and just lost a major donor as a result.

The South has been losing Republican senators, and do not want to lose another. Walmart donated to Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) after she made an ugly racist comment that went viral. Once it came to the organization’s attention what the candidate had done, the company not only pulled its support — it requested a refund via a tweet:

 

‘After lynching comments, Walmart donates to Cindy Hyde-Smith’

‘Hi Debra. Completely understand your concern. Sen. Hyde-Smith’s recent comments clearly do not reflect the values of our company and associates. As a result, we are withdrawing our support and requesting a refund of all campaign donations.’

 

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The senator was playing to the lowest common denominator. However, she actually gave black voters a reason to go to the polls. In addition, white voters will be motivated to go out and prove that racism is not their belief.

 

Walmart saw the video of Hyde-Smith making a comment about being in the “front row” of a “public hanging” should she be invited. The largest employer in the country is based out of Arkansas and had given the Republican candidate $2,000 for her campaign.

The Republican has been running against Democrat Mike Espy. The two face a close runoff election November 27th. Espy’s communications director, Danny Blanton released a statement about Hyde-Smith’s racial slur on the campaign site:

 

‘For a state like Mississippi, where voting rights were obtained through sweat and blood, everyone should appreciate that this is not a laughing matter. Mississippians deserve a senator who represents our best qualities, not a walking stereotype who embarrasses our state.’

 

 

Republicans have spent $3 million on this Mississippi senator’s vote compared to the Democrats $1 million.

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