Former Governor Haley Barbour says Mississippians would benefit greatly by supporting incumbent senator Thad Cochran in his primary race to maintain his seat. MPB’s Jeffrey Hess reports Governor Barbour believes Republicans could take the senate and elevate Cochran’s role.
Former Governor Barbour, who has endorsed Cochran, say s if Republicans regain control of the Senate, Cochran will likely become chair of the influential Appropriations committee….which is a position he held in the wake of Hurricane Katrina….
“Thad Cochran was the giant who stood up for Mississippi and got us what we needed. He was the person who did more than anybody else. I will never forget that and Mississippi will never forget that,” Barbour said.