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Conservative Coalition Demands RNC Investigate Mississippi Primary


Priebus and Cochran
A group of key limited government constitutional conservative leaders has written to Republican National Committee  Chairman Reince Priebus demanding that the RNC investigate the increasingly obvious wrongdoing in the June 24 Mississippi Republican Senate primary runoff.

“We, the undersigned, write today to express our 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; 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,” said the letter, signed by Ms. Jenny Beth Martin,  Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund;  CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie; Mr. Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring;  Mr. Tony Perkins, Chairman, FRC Action PAC; Mr. L. Brent Bozell, III, Chairman, ForAmerica; Mr. Matt Kibbe, President, FreedomWorks; Mr. Ken Blackwell, Former Ohio Secretary of State and Chairman of SOS4SOS PAC; Mr. Drew Ryun Former Director of Grassroots, Republican National Committee.

The letter to Priebus claims that the Cochran campaign and Barbour are “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.”

The leaders 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, amount to nothing less than the character assassination of Sen. McDaniel and his supporters” as the foundations of their demand for an investigation, concluding that such conduct “cannot be tolerated.”

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 get the attention of 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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