Appointed ‘Republican’ Senator From Mississippi Ignores Comment Requests from Hometown Newspaper
An appointed Senator from Mississippi is gaining a reputation for her campaign’s unresponsiveness to media requests, including from her hometown news website.
According to Adam Northam of The Daily Leader, a Brookhaven, MS news website, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has still not responded to a request for comment from a story written on July 20. Brookhaven is Hyde-Smith’s hometown.
Big League Politics recently reached out to the Hyde-Smith campaign regarding comments made by Jordan Russell, Hyde-Smith’s campaign spokesman who called President Donald J. Trump a “con artist” while working for the Marco Rubio campaign in 2016.
“We have a strong grassroots team in Mississippi and our momentum is growing because voters are looking for a candidate to unite the party and defeat Hillary Clinton Donald Trump scammed hard-working Americans by taking their money for his phony Trump University, and he is scamming conservatives now by acting as if he is one of them,” said Jordan Russell, Hyde-Smith’s campaign manager. “Many Mississippians are seeing through his con artist act and are supporting Marco Rubio.”
Russell never responded to BLP’s comment request on whether he still thinks Trump is a con artist.
The Hyde-Smith campaign is developing a reputation for being unresponsive to media requests, which should serve as a warning sign to constituents whom she claims to serve.
But that is not the only troubling aspect of Hyde-Smith’s candidacy. She is a former Democrat who switched parties in 2011 in order to run for statewide office in deep red Mississippi. She was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace retired Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) earlier this year.
Her campaign and record as an elected official are not exactly befitting of a Republican. She supported Hillary R. Clinton for president in 2008. As the Mississippi State Commissioner of Agriculture, she lobbied the State Attorney General’s office for gun control measures, including “random searches” on state fairgrounds. Her staffers were even recently caught campaigning at an event for a Democrat candidate in the same race. But most egregiously, Hyde-Smith’s campaign has been bankrolled by leftist Silicon Valley billionaire.
Sean Parker, billionaire founder of Napster, the online file sharing service, and early investor in Facebook, has donated $250,000 to the Victory Fund PAC, aimed at getting Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) elected, according to Pro Publica.
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Hyde-Smith will square off with America First constitutional conservative State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Ellisville) and two Democrats in a special nonpartisan election on November 6.