Walmart seeks refund from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

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A Walmart spokeswoman confirms the corporation is asking U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to return its $2,000 campaign contribution.

Posted: Nov. 20, 2018 11:48 AM
Updated: Nov. 20, 2018 11:52 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Walmart spokeswoman confirms the corporation is asking U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to return its $2,000 campaign contribution after a video showed the Mississippi Republican praising someone by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he had one.

Walmart spokeswoman LeMia Jenkins says Tuesday that the company donated Nov. 8 — two days after Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy advanced from a field of four candidates to go to a Nov. 27 runoff, but three days before release of the video showing Hyde-Smith making the hanging comment.


Cindy Hyde-Smith

Jenkins says 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."

A Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman did not immediately return a call Tuesday.

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