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.

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“I couldn’t pick one of them out of a lineup with the Spice Girls,’ he said of national conservative leaders who are supporting McDaniel's bid to unset the six-term senator.

“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.