<p style="margin-left: 0in;">Former governor and top political strategist Haley Barbour&rsquo;s political wisdom, imparted during the NACDS Annual Meeting in April, proved prescient based on the election results on Tuesday in a Mississippi runoff for the GOP nomination.&nbsp;</p>
<p style="margin-left: 0in;">During his NACDS-PAC keynote speech, Barbour said, &ldquo;Today, a news cycle is an eternity in politics.&rdquo; His comments emphasized the importance of remaining engaged in political campaigns right up to Election Day, given the opportunities for election dynamics to shift frequently and forcefully. </p>
<p style="margin-left: 0in;">Sen. Thad Cochran defeated a tea-party-backed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, in what <em>The Wall Street Journal </em><a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/thad-cochran-defeats-tea-party-backed-challenger-in-mississippi-gop-senate-runoff-1403666748">called </a>&ldquo;a remarkable electoral comeback that was a tribute to the power of incumbency even in today's anti-Washington political climate.&rdquo; <em>The Washington Post</em> columnist Chris Cillizza also weighed in on the outcome and <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/24/how-thad-cochran-won/">wrote </a>in his blog, &ldquo;…you'll not see a victory like this one any time soon.&rdquo;</p>
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