Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour slammed opponents and Tea Party groups backing Sen. Thad CochranThad CochranGOP senators voice misgivings about short-term spending bill Trump's wrong to pick Bannon or Sessions for anything Bottom Line MORE's challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
“They couldn’t care less about what’s in the best interest of Mississippi,” he continued, according to USA TODAY.
“They are trying to get Cochran as a trophy scalp so they won’t go out of business for the next (election) cycle because they lost every race they’ve gotten into.”
Cochran and McDaniel are headed to a June 24 runoff in an intense fight for the Senate.
Barbour is helping to run a super PAC that has spent nearly $1.7 million trying to save Cochran’s seat.