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WalMart Withdraws Support Of Cindy Hyde-Smith, Demands Refund

The nation's largest employer backs out quickly when it's shown they made a campaign donation to a candidate making "racially insensitive" remarks. Yeah.
WalMart Withdraws Support Of Cindy Hyde-Smith, Demands Refund

Ruh Roh. Walmart has rescinded a campaign donation they made to Cindy Hyde-Smith, that Mississippi Senate Candidate (guess which party) whose comments about public hanging and being pro-voter suppression have made national headlines.

Debra Messing and Judd Legum on Twitter had used Twitter to point out to @Walmart that their campaign contribution was public knowledge. Whoops.


In a public statement regarding donations to Cindy Hyde-Smith, Walmart responded, "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."

— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS (@TopRopeTravis) November 20, 2018

Credit for bringing awareness to Walmart's support of Cindy Hyde-Smith belongs to @JuddLegum, who exposed them and several other major corporations for giving donations to her campaign.

More major announcements of withdrawing support to Hyde-Smith are expected today.

— TOᑭ ᖇOᑭE TᖇAViS (@TopRopeTravis) November 20, 2018

Cindy Hyde-Smith is expected to attend a debate with her Democratic opponent Mike Espy tonight. The two face a runoff election for a Mississippi US Senate Seat on November 27 (next Tuesday).

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