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GOP Establishment's 'Save Cochran' Campaign Fizzling
breitbart.com ^ | 2/7/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/07/2014 11:21:53 AM PST by cotton1706

Is this the best the Establishment has got on Chris McDaniel?

A super PAC associated with former Mississippi Gov. and current lobbyist Haley Barbour has resorted to attacking McDaniel for voting for bills that Barbour supported and signed into law.

And in one instance, the group accuses McDaniel of voting for a bill he didn't vote for. Barbour, incidentally, also signed that one into law.

McDaniel has secured endorsements from the conservative groups like the Club for Growth, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, and Freedomworks. The Washington establishment appears to be deeply concerned that Cochran is in trouble before the June 3 primary.

In fact, Barbour's nephew Henry, who is also a lobbyist and advising the group, conceded to the New York Times that Cochran is "vulnerable" in what will be a low-turnout primary in an anti-Washington and anti-establishment environment.

Time magazine described Cochran as a "seasoned appropriator" who is a "spitting image of the Republican establishment," which is rushing to his aid. Haley Barbour will reportedly raise money for the pro-Cochran super PAC in Washington and Mississippi.

After the pro-Cochran group, Mississippi Conservatives, started to run statewide television ads attacking McDaniel last week, it created a website that implies that McDaniel is not fiscally conservative because he supported 23 different bills in the Mississippi legislature that added to the state's debt. The super PAC cites McDaniel's votes to fund watershed repair, mental health programs, local bridge repairs, passenger rail infrastructure and state agencies, community colleges, and economic development. Barbour signed into law 13 of the 23 bills the super PAC cites to attack McDaniel. Three other bills were signed by current Gov. Phil Bryant, who has endorsed Cochran but criticized the super PAC for attacking McDaniel on the airwaves.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; senateraces

1 posted on 02/07/2014 11:21:53 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I used to like Haley Barbour. Now he’s just another establishment-type who needs to sit down & shut up.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 11:30:10 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

With hindsight, I think he always was. It is safe to come out now after so many masks fell like leaves in the past few years.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 11:33:37 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: cotton1706
Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS
4 posted on 02/07/2014 11:43:08 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Twotone

haley is as bad as any rat and he was my governor.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 11:48:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

Like backing a scared dog into a corner, there comes a point when it realizes it has no way out and will take aggressive measures in response. Maybe I’m wrong but it appears the American ruling elite are beginning to realize that the citizens of the US have had enough of the ruling elite’s lawlessness at the expense of the nation’s liberty and like a scared dog, there is no doubt the ruling elite will take aggressive measures in order to maintain control and wealth.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:03:03 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Twotone

Barbour was always establishment from the start of his career.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 1:34:04 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: cotton1706

I sense desperation in the air.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 2:16:30 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706; All

Haley Barbour is a lobbyist for MEXICO...he is no conservative

Cochran is gonna get thumped


9 posted on 02/07/2014 4:08:36 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Can you imagine how the establishment of both parties will feel if we get more than half these RINOs out? If we get more help for Cruz, there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 6:23:24 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: onyx; wardaddy; WKB; LibLieSlayer; Sybeck1

MS.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 6:24:30 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

MS ping sorta


12 posted on 02/27/2014 7:20:34 PM PST by WKB
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To: Black Agnes; WKB

I’m completely disgusted with the Barbour’s and Cochran.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 8:42:14 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; Black Agnes

Me too. If anyone gets the ID channel. Watch out for a show called “Fatal Vows” episode “Black Pearl”. It is about one of Haley’s pardons. David Gatlin shot and killed his ex wife with their 3 month old child laying in the bed with her.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 9:15:47 PM PST by WKB
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To: WKB

Just Gah.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 9:22:30 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: WKB; Black Agnes

We have DirecTV.
Off hand, I don’t recognize that channel.
I’d like to see that episode.
I’m so sorry I ever liked Haley Barbour.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 9:30:55 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

That episode isn’t on Amazon Prime but it’s $1.99


17 posted on 02/27/2014 9:47:45 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I have THAD enough!


18 posted on 02/28/2014 4:10:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cotton1706

haley barbour would be at home in james carville’s family and in the clinton household. POS to the tenth power!


19 posted on 02/28/2014 4:12:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx

Wipe their dust from your feet and never look back!


20 posted on 02/28/2014 4:14:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: onyx; Black Agnes

http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/fatal-vows-2013/episode-8-season-2/black-pearl/406814

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/16666191/murderer-living-in-alabama


21 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:08 AM PST by WKB
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To: WKB

Ah! Excellent.

Thank you so much!!!!


22 posted on 02/28/2014 5:04:25 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Haley isn’t mentioned until the end but it is worth the wait.
(No date on surgery yet)


23 posted on 02/28/2014 5:10:09 AM PST by WKB
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To: WKB

OKay, thank so much for both notices.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 5:21:57 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The only difference is that Haley probably once felt pride in the playing of the National Anthem; now he’s just interested in wherever the cash comes.


25 posted on 03/03/2014 12:44:17 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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