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General News    H3'ed 11/25/18

Corporations are fleeing Cindy Hyde-Smith's troubled Senate campaign

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Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Under Fire
Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Under Fire
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Health care giant Aetna is the latest corporation to abandon Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), requesting a refund of its donation to Hyde-Smith’s Senate campaign following her racist joke about being eager to attend a “public hanging.” Other major corporations including AT&T, Pfizer, Walmart, Union Pacific, and Boston Scientific have also requested refunds of their donations following the uproar over the Mississippi Senate candidate’s comments. In addition to her lynching joke, Hyde-Smith has also recently sparked backlash for other racially insensitive comments and actions. Earlier this week, a 2014 photo of Hyde-Smith resurfaced in which she’s donning a hat emblazoned with the Confederate flag.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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