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‘McDanielmentum’: Haley Barbour’s Brother Endorses McDaniel, MS GOP Softens Tone
breitbart.com ^ | 5/28/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by cotton1706

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s 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 Cochran’s campaign. Though Jeppie has a lower profile than his brother and sons, he still bears the family name—and 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 he’ll back whoever wins the GOP nomination—noting that McDaniel might beat Cochran, who Wicker endorsed.

On Wednesday morning, Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef—an acolyte of Haley Barbour’s who has officially stayed neutral but has drawn ire of Tea Partiers who suspect him of backing Cochran—said he’ll endorse and support whoever wins the nomination too, even if it’s McDaniel.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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

1 posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I smell a rat.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 7:44:13 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: cotton1706

Cochran and his parmour n eed to be,retired.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 7:44:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

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.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 7:50:01 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

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.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 7:53:33 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like someone saw what is happening in TX and now is starting to question Rove’s nonsense.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 7:57:02 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: C. Edmund Wright
'MS GOP Softens Tone' ping .... hmmmm
7 posted on 05/28/2014 8:01:49 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: logitech

https://mcdaniel2014.com/sarah-palin-endorses-chris-mcdaniel/

Sarah Palin has endorsed Chris in a new radio ad


8 posted on 05/28/2014 8:05:02 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706

It’s the Texas TEA effect.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 8:07:58 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706; Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; ...

Here ya go ping


10 posted on 05/28/2014 8:08:59 PM PDT by WKB
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To: cotton1706

Unprecedented development. McDaniel can win this thing! Lets make sure he does.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 8:19:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Sybeck1

God Bless Sarah Palin!


12 posted on 05/28/2014 8:31:30 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: cotton1706

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.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 8:34:45 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
any random person’s name

You talking 'bout me?

/johnny

14 posted on 05/28/2014 8:36:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Zathras
They didn't after 2012? All that money wasted for nothing?

/johnny

15 posted on 05/28/2014 8:37:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You got JRandomFreepermentum!!!!! Go, JRandomFreeper!!!!


16 posted on 05/28/2014 8:38:55 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: 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.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 8:45:37 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman
Amen! brother, amen!

/johnny

18 posted on 05/28/2014 8:51:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

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 don’t think so. You’d set the dogs on him, or call the cops.”

http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21602703-even-vicious-primary-mississippi-anti-immigrant-rhetoric-has-lost-its-sting-taxes


19 posted on 05/28/2014 8:59:23 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706

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.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 9:14:27 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

Go McDaniel, win primary next Tuesday


21 posted on 05/28/2014 9:45:30 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Sybeck1

That should pretty much seal the deal.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:23:18 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: cotton1706

Success has many parents while failure is an orphan.

Nobody wants to hang around with losers while the victor will always have new “friends”.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:36:06 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Black Agnes

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.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 12:40:13 AM PDT by WKB
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To: logitech

“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.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 2:36:08 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Zathras
Someone has been questioning Rove's nonsense for YEARS:


26 posted on 05/29/2014 3:13:22 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladlyÂ…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: Black Agnes
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.

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.

27 posted on 05/29/2014 3:38:22 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: WKB; trebb

I’m a cynic. Especially after this race. Especially about anyone named ‘Barbour’.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 3:42:31 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Sybeck1

God bless Sarah Palin!!!


29 posted on 05/29/2014 4:57:08 AM PDT 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: Black Agnes; WKB; mrsmel; petitfour; wardaddy

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.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 5:02:24 AM PDT 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

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?


31 posted on 05/29/2014 5:19:05 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes; onyx

I live in Desoto county and have not been polled yet. It must be we are just on cell phones.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 5:52:44 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: duffee

I never heard of Jeppie. Now I know why.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 6:21:06 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Black Agnes

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.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 8:14:42 AM PDT 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

Ah. We just hang up on them! LOL.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: House Atreides

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.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 11:19:07 AM PDT by sarge83
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