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November 5, 2007 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Republican Gov. Haley Barbour was standing in a preacher's living room here one recent weeknight, giving his Katrina pep talk to a small group of voters and making the case for his reelection. In front of him was a comfortable, elegant sofa; behind him was a big flat-screen TV. There are a lot of new TVs and sofas around here since the hurricane. Those insurance and federal recovery dollars are going to some people.
January 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Haley Barbour, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, was sworn in as governor and pledged to make jobs and unity priorities. Barbour, who beat Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove in November, is only the second Republican to hold the post since Reconstruction. "This is the moment to lift our horizons for Mississippi," Barbour said in Jackson.
November 5, 2003 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Republicans notched two big Southern election victories Tuesday, winning back the governor's mansions in Kentucky and Mississippi. In Kentucky, Rep. Ernie Fletcher swept past Atty. Gen. Ben Chandler, 55% to 45%, to break a 32-year Democratic grip on the governorship. After a long night's count in Mississippi, Haley Barbour -- a prominent Washington lobbyist and former chairman of the Republican National Committee -- defeated Democratic incumbent Ronnie Musgrove, 53% to 45%.
October 26, 2003 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
For 18 years, Haley Barbour was the consummate Washington insider -- political director in the Reagan White House, two-term chairman of the Republican National Committee, head of a powerful lobbying firm. But he wants something more. That is why one recent Wednesday evening, Barbour was exchanging hugs and handclasps with guests at a fish fry in an arena that usually hosts livestock shows or motocross races.
July 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Republican Party waged a secret battle to withhold documents from a Justice Department fund-raising investigation of its former chairman and won a court ruling Friday that will keep the materials from a grand jury. Though the GOP has accused Democrats of stonewalling the fund-raising investigation, an appeals court ruling disclosed that Republicans have held up the prosecutors' investigation of former party Chairman Haley Barbour.
In an extraordinary warning, Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told a high-level Justice Department nominee Wednesday that "all hell's going to break loose" if the agency prosecutes former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour on campaign finance charges. The statement carries considerable weight because the panel Hatch heads oversees the Justice Department's operations. Hatch told James K. Robinson, a former U.S.
August 10, 1997
Re "Democrats' Ill Wind Blows in GOP Favor," op-ed column by Kenneth L. Khachigian, Aug. 3: Interesting that in his column Khachigian calls President Clinton a liar while at the same time praising that good ol' boy, Republican Haley Barbour. Khachigian clasps Barbour to his breast and congratulates him on his blustery offense at the congressional fund-raising investigation committee hearings. Barbour was shown to have lied to the committee--and also lied to the American public about his knowledge of illegal contributions to the GOP on his recent appearance on "Meet the Press."
July 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
Former Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour said the ex-GOP official who contradicted him while testifying before Senate campaign fund-raising investigators was not a credible witness. "The Democrats want to put on anybody who contradicts me because . . . they just want to make it personal and try to smear me personally," said Barbour on CNN's "Evans & Novak" show Saturday.
Contradicting former Republican Party Chairman Haley Barbour, another onetime GOP leader testified Friday that Barbour knowingly sought $2.1 million from a Hong Kong businessman to help Republican candidates for about 60 House seats in the closing weeks of the 1994 election.
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