Campaign Manager for ‘Republican’ Senator from Mississippi Thinks Trump is ‘Con Artist’

The key campaign staffer for appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) has refused to clarify comments made about President Donald J. Trump while working for failed presidential candidate Marco Rubio 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.”
Hyde-Smith is a former Democrat who changed parties in 2011 to run for statewide office in what is a deeply red state. She was appointed by Governor 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, include “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.

Parker was a large Hillary Clinton donor, too. According to the New York Times, he “gave nearly $300,000 to a joint fund-raising committee for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and dozens of state Democratic parties.”

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Big League Politics reached out to Russell for comment on his anti-Trump stance, and though it was confirmed by a third party that he received the inquiry, he did not return the request.

Lack of responsiveness seems to be a theme of the Hyde-Smith campaign. A local news outlet reached out to her for eight days regarding a land sale, but received no response.
The Daily Leader has attempted to contact Hyde-Smith for comment on her amendment since July 12. Emails, voicemails and text messages to her and her staff were not returned,” according to a Daily Leader article. 
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.

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