San Francisco Giants Owner Donates to Controversial Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith

Just weeks after apologizing for his involvement in the airing of a racist political ad in Arkansas, it was discovered that San Francisco Giants owner, Charles B. Johnson, donated money to controversial Mississippi Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith.

According to a report from political commentator Judd Legum, Johnson donated $5,400 to the Hyde-Smith campaign ahead of her runoff election on November 27.


Hyde-Smith (R) has come under fire in recent weeks for her own rash of racist comments. She recently said would attend a public lynching if invited.


This donation falls in line with Johnson’s conservative political behavior. It was reported in October that the Giant’s majority owner gave money to a political action committee behind a racist radio ad that features two women saying Democrats could bring back lynchings if black voters don’t support the GOP.


 

On Friday, Johnson released a statement saying he was unaware of how his donation would be used.

“I had absolutely no knowledge that this donation would be used in this manner and I, like the Giants organization, strongly condemn any form of racism and in no way condone the advertisement that was created by this entity,” Johnson said.

 

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