Weaponizing “Scorecards” and the Folks that Lie About Them

By Will Hall | June 12th, 2018 at 7:04 am

BY: Will Hall / Contributor

Filed Under: Business, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending, State Bonds, Will Hall

If doing exactly what a lobbyist wants you to do is courageous or if voting for hundreds of millions in pet projects is conservative, then Cindy Hyde-Smith is the most courageous conservative Mississippi could ever ask for.

Groups Scoring Cindy Hyde-Smith Show Votes More in Line With Liberals Than Conservatives.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 5th, 2018 at 1:14 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Immigration, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Political Action Groups, Politics, US Congress

A watchdog group seeking to stop illegal immigration, gave Cindy Hyde-Smith a failing grade of just 25%. By comparison, the same organization gave liberal Senator Bernie Sanders the same failing grade at 24%, as well as Mississippi Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson at 22%, making Cindy Hyde-Smith nearly aligned ideologically on immigration with Mississippi’s only Democrat in Congress and the socialist Senator from Vermont. Conservative Senator Ted Cruz scored a 96%.

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Balanced Budget Theatrics Is Purposefully Misleading

By Pat Nozinich | May 31st, 2018 at 12:55 pm

BY: Pat Nozinich /

Pat Nozinich is the vice chair of the Tate County Republican Executive Committee and secretary of the Tate County Republican Club.

Filed Under: Budget, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Spending, US Congress

If Cindy Hyde-Smith has her way, she will never have to vote to balance the federal budget.

Seven Ways Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Little More Than A Carbon-Copy Of Thad Cochran

By Ryan Walters | May 29th, 2018 at 12:34 pm

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: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Cindy Hyde-Smith is showing herself to be a carbon copy of Thad Cochran, not exactly what liberty-loving conservatives wanted to see.

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Vote Against Balanced Budget Clearly Defines Mississippi’s US Senate Race

By Brad Patano | May 19th, 2018 at 4:10 am

BY: Brad Patano / Contributor

Brad Patano is a Principal Partner in an architectural and engineering firm in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He is active in political advocacy and also volunteer organizations including Coast Young Professionals, Ocean Springs Education Foundation and Ocean Springs Baseball Organization.

Filed Under: Brad Patano, Budget, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Spending, US Congress

The campaigns for US Senate in Mississippi just defined itself. This primary in November isn’t about who is sweeter, cuter, or more likable. It is about our future and real issues. Government only gets as out of control as its financial means allows it. Do you support more federal spending or do you support fiscal responsibility? It really is that clear.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Joins Roger Wicker To Vote Against Balancing Federal Budget

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 17th, 2018 at 2:06 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Ethics, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, US Congress

Appointed Senator Hypocritically Promises to Support a Balanced Budget, then Votes Against a Plan to Actually Get to a Balanced Budget Today, Cindy Hyde-Smith voted “nay” on Senator Rand Paul’s “Penny Plan,” which would lead to a balanced budget. Her “no” vote comes just one day after claiming that she supports a Constitutional Amendment to […]

Their Girl: Cindy Hyde-Smith and the US Chamber of Commerce

By Ryan Walters | April 30th, 2018 at 3:46 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, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Endorsement, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Ryan Walters, US Congress

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsement of Cindy Hyde-Smith should tell Mississippians all they need to know.

Drafting Error: Hyde-Smith’s Campaign Needs Repairs After Failure To Launch

By Keith Plunkett | April 25th, 2018 at 8:51 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Cindy Hyde-Smith, Contributor, Elections, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Republican, US Congress

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign hasn’t hit the ground running, it’s just hit the ground.

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

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

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

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.

MS Ag Commissioner Cindy Hyde Smith named Co-Chairman of Trump’s Ag Advisory Committee.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 20th, 2016 at 10:04 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Elections, National, News, Politics, Republican

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith of Brookhaven has been named as Co-Chairman of the Agriculture Advisory Committee for the Donald Trump presidential campaign. On Tuesday, Donald Trump unveiled a list of agricultural advisors brimming with Republican heavy-hitters with strong ties to the agriculture industry. The committee is charged with advising the presidential candidate […]