Skip to comments.‘McDanielmentum’: Haley Barbour’s Brother Endorses McDaniel, MS GOP Softens Tone
Posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by cotton1706
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbours brother Jeppie Barbour, the father of powerful political operatives Henry and Austin Barbour, endorsed state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the GOP Senate primary over longtime incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).
I am for McDaniel because Congress spends too much money and Thad Cochran is right in the middle of spending and borrowing money, Jeppie Barbour told Breitbart News in a phone interview on Wednesday.
I resent my grandchildren having to pay for these politicians to party. I am ready for a change, he added.
Jeppie's son Henry Barbour is running the pro-Cochran Super PAC Mississippi Conservatives, while his other son Austin Barbour is a senior adviser to Cochrans campaign. Though Jeppie has a lower profile than his brother and sons, he still bears the family nameand has been a GOP political insider in Mississippi for years.
A McDaniel endorsement from the heart of Barbour's political empire is one of several signs the GOP Establishment here is awakening to the fact that McDaniel just might pull off his primary challenge of Cochran.
Late Tuesday in Southaven, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) told a GOP audience hell back whoever wins the GOP nominationnoting that McDaniel might beat Cochran, who Wicker endorsed.
On Wednesday morning, Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosefan acolyte of Haley Barbours who has officially stayed neutral but has drawn ire of Tea Partiers who suspect him of backing Cochransaid hell endorse and support whoever wins the nomination too, even if its McDaniel.
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I smell a rat.
Cochran and his parmour n eed to be,retired.
Very interesting article in many ways, besides the Brother of Boss Hogg’s
Is voting for McDaniel. I don’t know what to make of the GOP
softening their tone.
I am unsure if it is an indication that McDaniel has survived the fake
scandal and these hacks are trying to make nice because last minute
polls show McDaniel has maintained his lead or their polls show Cochran
is now leading.
Given the reconciliatory tone put out by Wicker, it would seem that they’re preparing their supporters for the possibility of a mcdaniel win.
In the case of the Barbours it would seem that they’re trying to ingratiate part of the family with McDaniel in case he wins the primary. Can’t have the Barbour clan’s snout out of the trough. This is probably just good cop bad cop on their part.
Sounds like someone saw what is happening in TX and now is starting to question Rove’s nonsense.
Sarah Palin has endorsed Chris in a new radio ad
It’s the Texas TEA effect.
Here ya go ping
Unprecedented development. McDaniel can win this thing! Lets make sure he does.
God Bless Sarah Palin!
Stop it! You can’t just add “mentum” onto any random person’s name and think it’s a word! It’s not!
Folks who do that are all mentum, er, mental cases.
You talking 'bout me?
You got JRandomFreepermentum!!!!! Go, JRandomFreeper!!!!
“Rove’s RINO’s” got their teeth kicked in last night in Texas.
Here’s to hoping Cochran and Boss Hogg get the same treatment
in Mississippi next week.
The elder Barbour offered a parable to explain local views about violators of the border. Imagine cooking burgers in a backyard when an intruder crawled under the fence to eat one, he ventured. Would you offer him a second one, and later maybe invite him to stay the night? I dont think so. Youd set the dogs on him, or call the cops.
My, my, my........I guess the Mississippi GOP establishment is looking at the numbers from internal polling showing that the ROVE/COCHRAN smear campaign is not getting the traction they expected.
If that’s the case, look for more migration to McDaniel.
This is good news.
Go McDaniel, win primary next Tuesday
That should pretty much seal the deal.
Success has many parents while failure is an orphan.
Nobody wants to hang around with losers while the victor will always have new “friends”.
I have asked Jeppie many questions over the years and have never been able to get a straight answer out of him about anything. For him to make a decision like this is surprising.
I really think he means it.
“I smell a rat.”
No rat, Jeppie Barbour is a real Conservative who has supported Conservatives in the past who did not have the support of his family or those who would be perceived to be in control of the Mississippi Republican party. He did an excellent job coordinating the successful Voter ID drive in Mississippi and has worked hard for Conservative candidates. Jeppie can be plain spoken and will let you know where he stands.
Hope you're really, really wrong - it would negate a reason to oust Cochran for McDaniel. What the guy says makes perfect sense in that he calls out Thad's propensity to be real loose and easy with taxpayer money; something that McDaniel seems to take very seriously.
I’m a cynic. Especially after this race. Especially about anyone named ‘Barbour’.
God bless Sarah Palin!!!
I have been polled FOUR times during the past week, by FOUR different polling firms.
Likely because I’m listed in the phone book.
McDaniel all the way and I must tell y’all that the polling was detailed and I know that two of them were from the Cochran campaign.
Man, were they shocked by my answers with regard to that nursing home photo crap and Thad’s allegeded sterling “conservative” record over the years...lol.
We get a couple calls every night. Probably because we haven’t answered any polling call and neither side knows how we feel. My youngest calls them ‘the appalling calls’. LOL.
What was the cochran polling peeps reaction to your answeres re: photo?
I live in Desoto county and have not been polled yet. It must be we are just on cell phones.
I never heard of Jeppie. Now I know why.
No reaction. The pollsters’ just continue with the questions.
Punch #1, #2, etc.
It’s all automated questions and answers.
It’s easy to tell which campaign is conducting the poll.
It’s also easy to tell when the polling outfit is run by the media.
I’ve only had one of those.
The media simply asks; how likely are you to vote, and then for which candidate? Very likely, somewhat likely, etc.
Ah. We just hang up on them! LOL.
If I were McDaniel I would be very wary of the GOPe slithering up offering help and support. I would tacitly accept it but make it plain to them, don’t expect my vote or support for any of your help and I certainly do not want any of your consultants anywhere near my campaign.