Dan Triplett, founder of the Mississippi Gulf Coast 912 Project, holds little hope for Rep. Steven Palazzo, a freshman who’s voted largely with House leadership. Triplett said he flirted with the idea of running against Palazzo in 2012, but decided against it and instead is hoping someone else steps up to challenge Palazzo.
“We kind of pulled all our hair out at this point and there’s nothing left to pull,” Triplett said. “I’m sure the Republican establishment is pretty happy with (Palazzo). But I would love to see somebody run against him who’s closer to our philosophy, not a go-along guy. I just don’t know if that’s there right now.”
West and Palazzo did not respond to requests for comment.