Military veteran and small businessman Mario Barnes (R-Iuka) is considering a run for the Mississippi State Senate.
Just a few years ago the one-time outsider would’ve been considered a long shot, as chair of the state’s Libertarian Party living far from his home turf down on the gulf coast in D’Iberville.
But Barnes has since moved his family back to his home turf where he’s continued his real estate development business in the northern part of the state.
Despite his libertarian leanings, Barnes is pro-life, supports building the wall on the Mexico border, and was one of President Trump’s biggest cheerleaders across Mississippi. Barnes is even rumored to run one of the biggest pro-Trump facebook pages in the state.
If he runs, he’ll be a formidable candidate, and judging by his “bulldog” motivation for being involved in politics, he’ll no doubt bring a MAGA Mindset to Jackson, where it’s sorely needed.