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RNC Takes A Step Toward Investigating Outrage In Mississippi Primary


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The Republican National Committee has taken what some observers consider to be a small step toward investigating the race-baiting radio ads supporting Senator Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Senate GOP run-off election between Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel by scheduling the subject for discussion at the closed doors “members only” breakfast at the upcoming August 7 RNC meeting in Chicago.
 
And while the “discussion” may appear to be a small step to outsiders, it represents a huge leap in the dynamics of the Republican National Committee, where former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour and his nephew Mississippi Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour, have long-wielded outsized influence over the activities of what is supposed to be the national political committee of the grassroots conservative voters of America.
 
The decision to schedule the “discussion” comes on the heels of a letter signed by a group of influential national conservative figures (including CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie) expressing “outrage at the actions of a member of the Republican National Committee, Mississippi National Committeeman Henry Barbour, and to respectfully insist that you create a committee to investigate questionable activities surrounding the June 24 Mississippi Republican Senate nomination runoff election.”
 
The letter also demanded that “the RNC repudiate any and all unethical and potentially illegal activities associated with the runoff election; and that you and your RNC colleagues formally censure or otherwise discipline the persons responsible for those actions.”
 
The letter specifically cited “race-baiting robo-calls, race-baiting radio ads, race-baiting fliers, allegations of blatant violations of Mississippi election law, improper financial transactions, and old-fashioned ‘walking around money,’ all paid for by the Super PAC directed by Mississippi Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour,” as amounting to “nothing less than the character assassination of Sen. McDaniel and his supporters” concluding that such conduct cannot be tolerated.
 
The letter also made note of the fact that such activities, in addition to being inimical to the interests of the Republican Party, are also contrary to the Party rules:
 
“According to media accounts and Federal Elections Commission reports, Mississippi Conservatives PAC, at Henry Barbour’s direction, hired both James ‘Scooby Doo’ Warren and Mitzi Bickers, two well- known Democrat political operatives, to engage and turn out Democrats for the runoff, many of whom are believed to have voted illegally in the runoff.
 
“This strategy is in violation of Rule 11(b) of the Rules of the Republican National Committee, which makes clear the Committee’s belief that Republican nomination contests should be decided by the votes of Republicans — and which goes so far as to declare that the Republican National Committee shall not recognize as the nominee of the Republican Party any nominee whose nomination results from a process in which voters who participated in the selection of a nominee of any other party also participated in the selection of the Republican nominee.”
 
We think it is time for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to take a stand against what happened in Mississippi. With many conservatives once again talking about bolting the Republican Party you would think it would be in his interest to keep the grassroots conservative base of the Party unified by ensuring fair, corruption-free Republican primary elections.

But so far Priebus has been silent about what happened in Mississippi.

Conservatives must demand that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and the leaders of the Republican Party stand with the grassroots of the Party to investigate allegations of vote fraud in the Mississippi Republican Senate Primary Runoff.

Former Governor and Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour, Mississippi Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour, former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, Senator John McCain, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and NRSC Chairman Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas must be held personally and politically responsible for the scorched earth tactics used against conservatives in Mississippi.

One way to keep the pressure on Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and the RNC is to sign our petition to Priebus to let him know in no uncertain terms that conservatives are outraged by what happened in Mississippi, and that we demand fair, corruption-free Republican primary elections. And that until the RNC stands with the grassroots conservative base of the Party against the kind of tactics used in Mississippi, we conservatives will withhold contributions to the RNC, the NRCC, and especially the National Republican Senatorial Committee that was the epicenter of the vile attacks on Chris McDaniel.

To express your outrage at what happened in Mississippi and join the list of conservative leaders demanding action from the RNC please sign our petition today.

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Bad guys in our Repub leadership

These are some of the Bad Guys in the disgustingly ugly tactics used by Republican leadership to keep their sycophant big spender against the wishes of the rank and file. This is what one would expect from lowlife Dems. No wonder we lose so many good people to independent status or who simply drop out when they can’t respect either party. Bad guys: Former Governor and Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour, Mississippi Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour, former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, Senator John McCain, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and NRSC Chairman Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas must be held personally and politically responsible for the scorched earth tactics used against conservatives in Mississippi.