She is now in a runoff in MS against Democrat Mike Epsy, which will determine the final Senate seat in the 2018 midterm elections.
Hyde-Smith, who will face Black Democratic candidate Mike Espy in a runoff election Tuesday, has been under fire since she was caught at a November 2 campaign event telling a supporter that she would "be on the front row" of a "public hanging" if he invited her.
The comment prompted outrage in a Deep South state scarred by a history of lynchings, and boosted support for Mike Espy, her Democratic challenger. Cindy Hyde-Smith, calling the Mississippi Republican an "outstanding person" the day before he planned to campaign with her ahead of Tuesday's runoff election. Defeat would leave the Republicans with only a... MLB's comment provided no explanation as to why the donation was made after Hyde-Smith's comments, and when exactly Major League Baseball chose to ask for it back. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) to return a $5,000 donation, ESPN reported on Sunday.
Espy hasn't hammered Hyde-Smith on Trump at every turn.
It's a contest that has been buffeted by racial tensions after Hyde-Smith's public hanging comments. Trump also has thanked her right back on Twitter for voting for "our Agenda in the Senate 100% of the time".
Hyde-Smith sent her daughter to a similar school, Brookhaven Academy, which is almost all white despite being located in a majority-black town.
She is up against Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and US agriculture secretary who is seeking to become Mississippi's first black senator since Reconstruction.
"I always say, if a senator catches a cold, we don't have a majority", he told reporters on October 24.
While Hyde-Smith has taken a brazenly conservative stance on most issues, Espy has also played up his willingness to work with conservatives, and hasn't promoted some of the more left-leaning policies of his party, such as open borders and Medicare for all. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - have been to MS to campaign for the former congressman who served as agriculture secretary in 1993 and 1994 under Democratic President Bill Clinton.
In the final weeks of campaigning, race has become a dominant issue.
Trump plans to speak Monday afternoon at a rally in Tupelo and then that night at a rally in Biloxi.
For Espy, turnout is key.
She also appeared to voice support for voter suppression at a campaign stop earlier this month, telling constituents "maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult" to vote due to the "liberal folks in those other schools who maybe we don't want to vote". The state last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1982.
"I would encourage everyone who has social conscience about the condition that exists in this country to boycott the Giants as long as this person is a principal owner", said Burris.
Johnson gave the maximum donation of $2,700 to her campaign.