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Judd Legum @JuddLegum Washington, DC

I write Popular Information, a newsletter about politics for people who give a damn. DMs open. judd@popular.info

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@pfizer Espy seems to have a surge of donations. He just reported 170K in high dollar donations in his latest 48-ho… https://t.co/WGWk3Q85Zu @mycatsmom https://t.co/Gl6evXRDcZUPDATE: @pfizer is asking for its money back from Cindy Hyde-Smith "We condemn racism and bigotry in all its forms… https://t.co/cJ6yZwAL9IIn which Trump argues we should overlook the murder and dismemberment of a U.S.-based journalist if it saves us a f… https://t.co/GxrfDdx6oy @karenamyatt Yes you didIf you value the independent, accountability journalism that put pressure on Hyde-Smith's corporate donors, please… https://t.co/ssuQvziqgwAfter watching the debate in Mississippi, I have no idea what's going to happen on Tuesday. But 5 major corporatio… https://t.co/ifepwfWMCgBOOM Espy mentions Walmart asking for a refund in his closing statement. Notes the company says that Hyde-Smith… https://t.co/S1LRsBlX6zHyde-Smith's comments on voter suppression were not even mentioned.Hyde-Smith uses her closing statement to promote her rallies with Trump again. This has been an awful debate overall.Espy's question to Hyde-Smith is whether she knew when she voted for short-term insurance plans, those plans can ex… https://t.co/ekWtqDXEl4Hyde-Smith hits Espy two times for a discrimination complaint filed against the Department of Agriculture related t… https://t.co/R5PkI1TierEspy notes that the bill Hyde-Smith supports to protect people with preexisting conditions doesn't actually require… https://t.co/2YjTagjXPpHyde-Smith says that Espy was in Congress "a century ago" (?) and wants "health care for illegal immigrants."Missed Hyde-Smith's opening statement: "The night before the election, the President of the United States is coming… https://t.co/Qck9UawApoHyde-Smith quickly pivots off criminal justice reform to BUILD THE WALL.Hyde-Smith, asked about criminal justice reform: "I support law enforcement. I don’t support criminals"The debate is being hosted by supporters of Hyde-Smith. The guiding principle seems to be to make no news. Panelist… https://t.co/ANWfVjt6vUHyde-Smith seems be to be speaking extensively from notes. She insisted that she be provided with a notepad an hour… https://t.co/gt1ieIZNpI"There is never been anything, not one thing in my background that has ever indicated I have ill will toward anyone… https://t.co/eyKcWtGYZ7Hyde-Smith says her comments on "public hangings" were "twisted" by her opponent. Apologizes to "anyone who was o… https://t.co/z28fROvfHkTrump (illegally) installs AG who suggests he will block subpoena, then refuses to answer basic questions about cri… https://t.co/eHwih173RbToday, Walmart joined other companies, pulling support for Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith after a series racia… https://t.co/8D9LwZGA02
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11/21
2018
UPDATE: @ATT also asking for their money back from Hyde-Smith per CNBCNEW: ⁦@LeidosInc⁩, which yesterday just said it regretted its contribution, is now asking for its money back from H… https://t.co/CwRI8IrQku @NucorCorp Dan DiMicco, the CEO at Nucor when the alleged racial discrimination occurred, is currently a trade advi… https://t.co/o5vaIZRv9xOne of the companies that donated to Cindy Hyde-Smith, according to yesterday's FEC filing, was Nucor Steel (… https://t.co/AD8Bl1EYo4Hyde-Smith's extraordinary requests were granted. Notable: "The top board members for the Mississippi Farm Bureau… https://t.co/3cqQt6eJGGBREAKING: "U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith demanded there be no audience or outside press allowed at tonight’s U.S. Sena… https://t.co/GY86sAtirO @Cirincione Thanks Joe! @taylordobbs Walmart told me that they sent the check on Nov 8, before the comments were public. Hyde-Smith reporte… https://t.co/EzXqewJJZpThey actually sent him to a Walmart, lol https://t.co/AITCoM1STrWalmart's decision to ask for a refund from Hyde-Smith, covered on MSNBC https://t.co/F4vqDwNL8z2. Some context for this: The other guy in the picture is Greg Stewart. Stewart was part of "Free Mississippi," wh… https://t.co/oD2BEsdneE1. "Embattled Hyde-Smith posted photo of herself in Confederate hat" https://t.co/efPs52cPGa https://t.co/Iwz5aEKlBlSo @Walmart, @UnionPacific and @bostonsci are all asking for refunds from Hyde-Smith. @Google says it regrets its… https://t.co/5yCOeEgB6YBreitbart isn't happy :( https://t.co/NI4UnPE0WsCBS News: Walmart asks Mississippi Senate candidate Hyde-Smith to return campaign donations amid "public hanging" o… https://t.co/ZXWwjD7wtpNBC: Walmart withdraws donations to Cindy Hyde-Smith after criticism https://t.co/vvhMIyYE1KCNBC: Walmart asks GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for campaign donation back because of furor over 'hanging' comments https://t.co/3tRmeG57Ln3 multi-billion dollar corps reversed their financial support to Hyde-Smith after their contributions were reported… https://t.co/9EFlQEC2i5🚨🚨🚨Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, is asking for a full refund of their contributions to Cindy Hyde-Smith.… https://t.co/7QCOmnFegH @noamscheiber Lakers might be interested.Hey everyone: Several companies listed in Hyde-Smith's FEC filing today have issued statements Two are asking for… https://t.co/95FYuF6CQN @noamscheiber counter-point: Do nothing, let the team implode, hope to get Zion, make deals over the summerMississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returned a $2,700 donation from a businessman who was sued for discrim… https://t.co/wnjmT2LcUp
Retweeted by Judd Legum @leidos Both @bostonsci and @UnionPacific asked Hyde-Smith for refunds. Only @Walmart and @NucorCorp have been si… https://t.co/grL7wiJhZPBREAKING: @leidos says Hyde-Smith's remarks were "offensive and an affront to everything we stand for as a company.… https://t.co/VuA6DOThkq"When one participant asked Ms. Hyde-Smith why she would not simply apologize, the senator offered a meandering and… https://t.co/sT3qmIeciT"Her apparent inability to take the self-inflicted controversy in hand has unnerved Republicans and stoked Democrat… https://t.co/QhdUqAxIWp @UnionPacific @bostonsci This kind of accountability journalism resonates in local media. My reporting on Steve K… https://t.co/KaRDPxBclo @legendaryhound1 @UnionPacific @Google you don't have to give up your email to read but fine @UnionPacific @bostonsci Cindy Hyde-Smith also returned a $2700 donation from a notorious racist today after I expo… https://t.co/IT1qOUJs5oTwo multi-billion dollar corps (@UnionPacific & @BostonSci) asked Cindy Hyde-Smith to send their money back after I… https://t.co/tTg4Dfi6wR
11/20
2018
@alexkotch @cindyhydesmith will be interesting to see how much he gives to Trump this timeBREAKING: @bostonsci asks Hyde-Smith to refund its $2.5K contribution "We reject the Senator’s statements, which a… https://t.co/QQ1nzbiUZN @alexkotch @cindyhydesmith Thanks Alex!BREAKING: @cindyhydesmith campaign returns $2700 contribution from notorious racist The donation from Peter Zieve… https://t.co/JqOAzkRh5O.@bostonsci just donated $2500 to Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who said she'd be willing to attend a publi… https://t.co/rWJHPMRQIq.@UnionPacific is a $110 billion company That it would withdraw support from Cindy Hyde-Smith after it already sen… https://t.co/aNCLmZQVOPFor the latest on Cindy Hyde-Smith and her corporate donors, subscribe to my newsletter, Popular Information. Sig… https://t.co/NQTxAJge4p @UnionPacific Contributions from the following companies to Cindy Hyde Smith were also reported today. They have no… https://t.co/FmXat2O6YWBREAKING: After https://t.co/Gl6evXRDcZ reported that @UnionPacific donated $5000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith, the company… https://t.co/vd7zM2ZYqb"In 2001, Hyde-Smith’s second year in the state Senate, she introduced legislation to name a portion of Highway 51… https://t.co/jRJi1tXA2CHe has two bronze stars and oversaw the raid that killed Bin Laden. Bookmark this tweet for the next time the GOP… https://t.co/nv1Hdz1iqAMedian American has $5200 in their savings account https://t.co/R1TtuOou7RI’m not a fan of this idea. We need more options in media, not fewer. The fact that Google/Facebook has captured m… https://t.co/0c7fjV43L4For all the latest on Cindy Hyde-Smith between now and the November 27 runoff election, subscribe to my newsletter… https://t.co/Xa2bBAaSSt @Walmart Companies that donated to @cindyhydesmith on November 18, a week after her lynching comments went public:… https://t.co/Yyk8SYGof0NEW: After lynching comments, @Walmart donates to Cindy Hyde-Smith https://t.co/sJ3R8WV91E @ProgressiveFor @StephanieKelton I don't disagree with this! @rudesan Well it could be whatever people want it to be but right now it's a forward-looking rule @joshfrai This is a fair point! I should have said continuing a dangerous asymmetry5. Without those policies there would be a surplus. So the idea that Democrats would self-impose fiscal austerity… https://t.co/yECiDG46vs4. The entire deficit this year can be explained by GOP policies passed since 2000. Bush tax cuts ($488 billion),… https://t.co/wIniDoEjjq3. Pelosi has said she will reinstate it but that position would make it close to impossible to pass any bold legis… https://t.co/zr8RboGHCK2. Pay-go is a rule that anything that increases the deficit must be offset by spending cuts or tax increases. Th… https://t.co/Fe46qv1Lxs1. There is a lot of buzz over the jockeying to be the next speaker. Hard to see where this is going - she has no o… https://t.co/GY5giIQ0lo
11/19
2018
@lukeoneil47 It is not amazing but I also find it preferable to all alternativesThis isn’t surprising but the President’s refusal to be interviewed by Mueller strongly suggests he has something t… https://t.co/J4zFh5qbXpThis is from the “serious journalism” section of Fox News https://t.co/GwzsU64KlD
11/18
2018
This is a pathetic tweet. He said he’d be a better Senator for women than Cindy Hyde-Smith. https://t.co/d8gHFAc6ylSomeone should tell Trump that he’s in charge of most of the forest management in California https://t.co/FPWF92CBsL🚨 "Espy remains the underdog in the conservative state, but Republicans with access to private polling say Hyde-Smi… https://t.co/DdYnsWfmtBSo here's the timeline. After Cindy Hyde-Smith is caught on tape joking about voter suppression, she tweets a photo… https://t.co/BrNlbiIv6Y
Retweeted by Judd LegumI'm so frustrated by the state of mainstream political journaIism (NYT, NPR, cable news) but heartened by the emerg… https://t.co/dydDswyQtI
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11/17
2018
Hyde-Smith accepted $2.7k contribution from Zieve, who screened job applicants by race and offered employees a $1k… https://t.co/y8JOSnyCxo
Retweeted by Judd LegumCounter-point: Sarah Sanders hasn’t read the decision. Judge didn’t rule on First Amendment because he found a 5th… https://t.co/bYH63SsUw3BREAKING: After lynching comments, Hyde-Smith accepts $2700 contribution from notorious racist https://t.co/hNHFq2AcP5
Retweeted by Judd LegumI don’t understand the “joke.” What’s funny about making it more difficult for liberal students to vote? https://t.co/l6TfkZzgAcIt's PEOPLE that give Facebook power and PEOPLE can take it away. Facebook is profiting from personal information… https://t.co/0VDSx6b0buWeird headline. There is really no indication from the video that she’s joking about making voting harder for liber… https://t.co/jNUgRZmevMHi @BrettFavre: Does your endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith still stand? Sincerely, Judd https://t.co/z2lMhgayECFor the latest on Hyde-Smith, her donors and the fallout, make sure you get my newsletter, Popular Information. Si… https://t.co/1z75U6fAMjBREAKING: After lynching comments, Hyde-Smith accepts $2700 contribution from notorious racist https://t.co/hNHFq2AcP5More details on the protests: https://t.co/sPQCTTS4nzThe campaign responded: "Obviously, Senator Hyde-Smith was making a joke and clearly the video was selectively edited."
11/16
2018
@ShirleyKelly16 @Google I don't believe they've given anything to EspyNEW: There will be a protest at Hyde-Smith's campaign office in Jackson, Mississippi tomorrow at noon. https://t.co/lJEYg7b3RhThis is the most explicit endorsement of voter suppression I've ever heard a Republican say out loud. Stunning. S… https://t.co/CCw2YckF1Y
11/15
2018

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