Tags: barbour | american | crossroads | rove

Barbour Explains Departure from American Crossroads

Image: Barbour Explains Departure from American Crossroads

Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 12:11 PM

By Lisa Barron

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is disputing a report that he left Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC because of concerns over its new effort to winnow out GOP candidates deemed too extreme to win in a general election.

Barbour, also a former Republican National Committee chairman, said Thursday the story in The Huffington Post saying his decision to leave was connected to the targeting of candidates viewed as unacceptable "has no basis in fact."

The Huffington Post, citing three GOP operatives close to Crossroads, reported Wednesday that Barbour had departed because he was upset about the Conservative Victory Project, a Crossroads-affiliated program criticized by some Republicans as an effort by Rove to handpick his own candidates in congressional primary races.

“The HP article…has no basis in fact," Barbour told Politico Thursday. "Nobody at HP even talked to me about it.”

He went on to say, “From the beginning of my involvement with American Crossroads in 2011, I repeatedly, consistently and publicly said my participation with Crossroads was to try to help elect a Republican president in the 2012 election.

”That effort ended last November; so did my American Crossroads effort.” Barbour continued, adding: “I left with high regard and respect for American Crossroads and its entire team, many of whom have been friends as well as colleagues of mine for many years. I expect them to help elect a lot of Republicans over the years to come.”

Politico reported earlier this year that Barbour had referred to the Conservative Victory Project as a “bad idea whose time has come” in a fundraising email sent out by Crossroads President Steven Law.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Israeli Ambassador: Boehner's Job to Tell Obama About Netanyahu

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:04 PM

Israel's ambassador to the United States says it was House Speaker John Boehner's responsibility to give a heads-up to t . . .

WSJ: Underground Network Helping Terrorists Operate

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:33 PM

The Islamic State (ISIS) is believed to be operating an underground network that may have helped terrorist Amedy Couliba . . .

Senate GOP Debates What to Do Next With Iran Sanctions Bill

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:24 PM

Now that an Iran economic sanctions bill has made it out of committee, Senate Republicans are debating how to proceed. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved