White House Warned Gov. Bryant Against Appointing Cindy Hyde-Smith

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 21st, 2018 at 3:30 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Elections, Endorsement, Governor, Mississippi, National, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican

White House officials this week told Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant that President Donald Trump did not plan to campaign for or endorse Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith if she was appointed to the state’s open Senate seat.

WILDMON: Cochran And Republicans Resort To More “Dirty Politics”.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 20th, 2018 at 7:52 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Commentary, Elections, Ethics, Mississippi, National, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Thad Cochran, US Congress

I can’t seem to grasp the staunch opposition to Chris McDaniel amongst some Republicans in Mississippi.

McDaniel Campaign Announces 82 County Chairs and Over 1,000 New Volunteers

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 19th, 2018 at 5:23 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Elections, Mississippi, News, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Five days after announcing his intentions to run for the open seat being vacated by Senator Thad Cochran, McDaniel’s campaign has named 82 county chairs and has over a thousand volunteers.

Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Opportunistic” Meeting With Senator Mitch McConnell Undercuts His Lecture To McDaniel

By Keith Plunkett | March 16th, 2018 at 8:42 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Political Action Groups, Politics, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, TEA Party, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Whether discussions with Mitch McConnell over the seat currently held by Thad Cochran is the silliest charge Governor Phil Bryant has ever heard or not, his response to reporters that McConnell hasn’t attempted to influence the governor’s decision is definitely one of silliest things the governor has ever uttered. Because it’s flatly false.

#NeverTrump Henry Barbour Joins Roger Wicker

By Ryan Walters | March 11th, 2018 at 4:32 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Ryan Walters, US Congress

FEC filings for a new Super PAC to support Roger Wicker – the Mississippi Victory Fund – Shows the address to be that of Capitol Resources, the lobbying firm of Henry Barbour in Jackson.

McDaniel Makes It Clear Why He Would Choose To Run Again For US Senate

By Keith Plunkett | February 28th, 2018 at 4:35 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, County Government, Culture, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

This country needs a good debate on the philosophical issues that divide us. Some will agree, some will disagree, but at least they’ll hear something, for a change, besides insults and name calling.

Mississippi 411: School Funding, Vaccine Exemptions, Alcohol, and Abortion.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2018 at 9:57 pm

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Filed Under: Abortion, Dan Eubanks, Desoto County, Education, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Pro-life, Republican, Steve Hopkins

In the latest episode of Mississippi 411 Reps Hopkins and Eubanks talk about school funding, vaccine exemptions, transporting alcohol in dry counties and restricting abortions after 15-weeks.

Remember Mississippi PAC Adds Additional $250,000 To Support McDaniel

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 31st, 2018 at 5:22 am

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Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, National, News, Political Action Groups, Politics, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

Robert Uihlein donated another $250,000 this month to the pro-McDaniel group, and the super PAC is “confident of further support” from other conservative donors if McDaniel enters the Senate race, the group’s treasurer Tommy Barnett, said in a statement provided first to USA TODAY. The party’s establishment figures have raised big sums in the hopes […]

Education Funding In Legislature Brings Lawyers, PAC’s And Lobbyists Even When Lawmakers Agree.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 22nd, 2018 at 6:34 am

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Filed Under: Budget, Commentary, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, School Choice, Spending

Given the stakes in something like the education funding formula rewrite, can we not get a better effort at cooperation? If you’ve listened very closely to the education funding formula debate the last year or so, barely audible under the din, nearly all parties have at one point or another said they agree in overall […]

MAEP Was A Great Achievement For Republicans, Until It Wasn’t

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 18th, 2018 at 9:48 am

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Filed Under: Commentary, Education, Haley Barbour, History, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending

Every Republican who was in the Legislature in 2006 and is in the Legislature now voted for the (Mississippi Adequate Education Program) with the understanding that it guaranteed full funding after a three-year phase-in. Then-Gov. Haley Barbour, surrounded by most Republican members of the Legislature, hosted a news conference in his state Capitol office touting […]