Our goal for next year is to get appreciably above a majorityBarbour: GOP govs leading party back Nov 19, 2009
To defeat an incumbent president, even one that's got the political problems of this one, the RNC has to operate at absolutely maximum capacity, and this year they operated far, far, far below that in terms of fundraising, in terms of grassroots organization and in terms of building strong, self-reliant state partiesGOP governors seek new party leader Nov 18, 2010
I can tell you you're not going to agree with him or her on every issueTexas Gov. Perry fires up Republican crowd Jun 18, 2011
Their incarceration is no longer necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott's medical condition creates a substantial cost to the state of MississippiGovernor suspends sisters' life sentences Dec 30, 2010
How many jobs are those $14 billion of losses on corporate balance sheets, how many jobs are they going to costWhite House defends healthcare bill Mar 28, 2010
Haley Reeves Barbour (born October 22, 1947) is an American Republican politician currently serving as the 63rd Governor of Mississippi. He gained a national spotlight in August 2005 after Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Barbour won re-election as Governor in 2007. Under Mississippi's term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends.
Before being elected Governor, Barbour "had a long career on the national stage and has been well-known as a Republican operative since the Reagan years." He worked as a lawyer and lobbyist, was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate and also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, during which time the Republicans captured both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives for the first time since 1954. On June 24, 2009, Barbour was elected the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, following the resignation of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as its leader.
Barbour was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he was raised as the youngest of three sons of Grace LeFlore (née Johnson) and Jeptha Fowlkes Barbour, Jr. Barbour is a descendant of Walter Leake, who was Mississippi's third governor as well as a U.S. senator. His father, a lawyer, died when Barbour was two years old.