Haley Barbour PAC Connected to Racially Charged Ads In Mississippi Senate Race as Vote Buying Allegations Surface

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 11:00 am

The GOP civil war in Mississippi continues as Chris McDaniel’s campaign to force a special election targets not only Senator Thad Cochran for voter fraud but former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour’s PAC for using misleading racially charged ads against a fellow Republican. The ads from “Citizens for Progress” claim Chris McDaniel, among other things, wants to take African-Americans back to the “good ole’ bad days.”

Though cynical, what Barbour did is not illegal. What is illegal is another allegation made by supporters of Chris McDaniel concerning “vote buying.”

 

GOP Civil War Breaks Out Over Mississippi Senate Election Results

By: Friday June 27, 2014 6:51 am

After Chris McDaniel refused to concede on Tuesday night in a highly contested runoff between himself and Senator Thad Cochran citing voting irregularities, the Tea Party wing of the GOP got to work seeking to discredit the official election results claiming that election fraud had occurred. The GOP establishment responded by mocking the Tea Party and hinting at racial bias. And thus began an ever worsening rift in the Mississippi GOP that is spreading throughout the Republican Party nationwide.

Chris McDaniel Refuses To Concede To Thad Cochran In Close Mississippi Senate Race

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 6:45 am

Instead of conceding, McDaniel claimed the election had been stolen from him and said that “liberal Democrats” were able to decide the Republican primary. Presumably McDaniel was referring to Senator Thad Cochran’s late effort to rely on African-American support in the open primary – which is legal. Though the depth of that support is hard to quantify.

Shorter Haley Barbour: At Least Our Immigrants Are Christians

By: Friday June 15, 2012 6:01 pm

Even when they try to talk sense, Republicans just can’t help mixing in some nonsense along with it.  Maybe it’s a spoon-full-of-sugar kind of thing. “We need to do better among Hispanic voters,” [Haley Barbour] told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “In my state, where fewer than 3 percent of [...]

Romney And Pangloss

By: Friday February 17, 2012 6:01 pm

Is Mitt Romney the best of all possible GOP candidates?

Haley Barbour Refuses to Denounce Plan to Honor KKK Founder on Mississippi License Plates

By: Wednesday February 16, 2011 10:30 am

Needless to say, Forrest is a pretty easy guy to denounce. This was a political gift, in a way, to Barbour. I mean, a white Southern Republican like Barbour could get himself into some trouble for denouncing, say, Robert E. Lee. But Forrest? Is Barbour really that worried about losing the white supremacist vote?

Haley Barbour, Tax-Hiking Statist

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 11:30 am

Haley “Jim Crow Mississippi Wasn’t That Bad” Barbour was on Faux News Sunday this morning defending his wingnut credentials in the wake of his poor performance in the CPAC straw poll — and this slipped out.

Highlights from Haley Barbour’s “Not That Bad” 1960s Mississippi

By: Tuesday December 21, 2010 10:30 am

Why is everyone making such a fuss about Haley Barbour’s comment that life in his home state “wasn’t that bad” during the Jim Crow era? During Barbour’s teen years, Mississippi was a perfectly fine place to grow up

Haley Barbour’s White Citizen’s Council Revisionism

By: Monday December 20, 2010 12:53 pm

It’s a slow news day, so I might as well join the chorus in talking about Haley Barbour’s revisionist history. He claims that Yazoo City, Mississippi, his hometown, was an island of indifference amid a sea of racial intolerance in the Deep South.

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