ANDERSON: Mississippi Is Not A Conservative State

By Rita Anderson | December 24th, 2016 at 7:02 am

BY: Rita Anderson / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Clinton resident, past president of Clinton Chamber, active in Morrison Heights Baptist Church and secretary of Hinds County Republican Women.

Filed Under: Christianity, Contributor, Gregg Harper, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Rita Anderson, Roger Wicker, Steven Palazzo, Thad Cochran

Those words – Mississippi is not a conservative state – delivered quite matter-of-factly by my learned and articulate friend – grabbed the attention of the teenagers (and a few parents) who were gathered into a room to hear the two of us discuss government and citizenship and especially the presidential electoral college process. Their reaction to […]

PLUNKETT: Repeat Conservative Awards Show McDaniel’s Consistent Approach to Governance.

By Keith Plunkett | October 17th, 2016 at 5:59 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, Culture, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Melanie Sojourner, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Pine Belt, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Thad Cochran, US Congress, Virtue, Voter Fraud

“Courage, conviction, purpose and direction; these are all important attributes. But, to legislate conservatively requires also the characteristic of consistency.” Senator Chris McDaniel has illustrated how courage is connected to a commitment that fully comprehends the outcome of legislative actions. His constituents from Senate District 42 in the Pine Belt that follow him closely know he […]

PLUNKETT: Nothing More Than “Syndicated Columnists”

By Keith Plunkett | October 13th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

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, Ethics, Federal Government, Institutes of Higher Learning, Keith Plunkett, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Ole Miss, Opinion, Politics, Thad Cochran

A few left-over’s from the glory days of the partnership of traditional media and politics still don’t seem to realize the train has left the station. A few are trying their damnedest to convince themselves and others that they are both part of the old partnership, yet also fully in tune with the new mindset […]

WALTERS: Trashing Conservatives: Why Charlie Mitchell Gets It Wrong.

By Ryan Walters | October 4th, 2016 at 11:02 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: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Elections, Ole Miss, Republican, Thad Cochran, Voter Fraud

“Mississippi 2014 was not the result of an anti-incumbent backlash; it was the beginning and the turning point that fueled the Trump Train and the Cruz Crew in 2016.” Charlie Mitchell is the assistant dean, and assistant professor, of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss, which means, presumably, that he […]

WALTERS: Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann’s Politically Selective Oversight is Blatant Hypocrisy

By Ryan Walters | September 27th, 2016 at 6:38 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: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Delbert Hosemann, Election Reform, Ethics, MS Secretary of State, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran

Recently, two Jackson-based Republican political operatives, Greg Brand and George Williams, entered no contest pleas for a misdemeanor charge concerning a printed campaign mailer distributed during the 2015 state election cycle. Their target was Madison mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler, who was running in the primary for State Auditor. The mailer ridiculed Hawkins-Butler but was also anonymously […]

To Improve Navy Shipbuiding in Mississippi Sen. Cochran Helping Ingalls Find Subcontractor . . . From China?

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2016 at 6:17 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: Federal Government, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, National, News, Pascagoula, Public Safety, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Senior executives from a major U.S. defense contractor toured China last month as part of their search for a foreign company to build a dry dock for U.S. Navy ships, with the help of the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The trip raised eyebrows both inside the Pentagon and among experts who don’t believe a […]

Cochran and Childers both on schedule to speak Wednesday at Hobnob Mississippi 2014.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 27th, 2014 at 5:21 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: Mississippi Economic Council, Politics, Thad Cochran

The 13th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Held at the Mississippi Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Hobnob Mississippi is a fun political rally-styled event that features Mississippi’s statewide elected officials and candidates for statewide office. The event this year will be held inside due […]

Game Changer? Childers becomes first Democrat to sign anti-amnesty pledge.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 2nd, 2014 at 3:08 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: Democrats, Elections, Immigration, Thad Cochran

Mississippi Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Travis Childers today became the first Democrat to sign an anti-amnesty pledge from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a unexpected and extraordinary play that could significantly change the dynamics of his campaign against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). Childers, a former Congressman, signed the pledge Thursday that was […]

Rewind One-Year: Speculation beginning for possible replacement to Senator Thad Cochran | Mississippi PEP

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 31st, 2013 at 7:09 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: Delbert Hosemann, Elections, Federal Government, Haley Barbour, Mississippi, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Stacey Pickering, Thad Cochran

One year ago today: Harrison: Speculation beginning for possible replacement to Senator Thad Cochran | Mississippi PEP.

Background check bill fails in US Senate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 17th, 2013 at 3:49 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: Federal Government, Gun Control, Politics, Public Safety, Roger Wicker, Second Amendment, Thad Cochran, US Congress

AP reports: The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday’s vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December’s massacre of children and staff at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama […]