Haley Barbour bemoans Thad Cochran criticism

In an interview Wednesday with POLITICO at the Republican Governors Association’s annual meeting, Barbour predicted that the ads will backfire.

“We’re like a lot of small states,” he said. “We’re not very influenced by outside groups, even outside groups that describe themselves as conservatives. Maybe we’re a little resentful of people trying to tell us our business.”

“It may be a problem for him,” he added. “Every penny that’s been spent for him has come from New York, California, Chicago.”