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  Barbour, Haley
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AffiliationRepublican  
  2004-01-13  
 
NameHaley Barbour
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Yazoo City, Mississippi , United States
EmailNone
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Born October 22, 1947 (72 years)
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Last ModifedRBH
Nov 18, 2018 12:54am
Tags Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro Sugar Subsidies - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Presbyterian -
InfoHaley Barbour is the 63rd Governor of Mississippi. He was elected on November 4, 2003, in the largest turnout in a gubernatorial election in state history.

Since becoming Governor he has been focused on job creation. Governor Barbour led the fight against lawsuit abuse in Mississippi and helped pass the Tort Reform Act of 2004 – legislation The Wall Street Journal called “one of the most comprehensive legal reform bills in the nation.” He also initiated the largest overhaul of workforce development efforts in state history and significantly increased funding for job training.

Governor Barbour organized “Momentum Mississippi” – the state’s long-range economic development strategy group which is composed of state business and community leaders. In his first year, Mississippi had the largest increase in net new jobs since 1999 and the largest increase in personal income since 1998.

This year Governor Barbour introduced Mississippi’s most comprehensive education reform legislation in almost 25 years. His “Upgrade Education Reform” package rewards teacher and school performance, reduces state bureaucracy and strengthens discipline in Mississippi public schools.

In keeping with his pledge to clean up state budget problems he inherited, Governor Barbour introduced “Operation: Streamline”— the largest cost-saving plan in state history—and successfully opposed tax increases on Mississippi citizens.

Governor Barbour has re-focused Mississippi on the fight against drugs by pushing tougher crystal meth laws and reorganizing the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. As a result, drug arrests are up 73% during his term.

Governor Barbour has also led the fight to save Mississippi’s struggling Medicaid program, encouraging preventative care for recipients and implementing the strongest anti-fraud plan in the history of Mississippi Medicaid.

Governor Barbour has worked to protect the unborn. He initiated and passed six Pro-Life laws during 2004 that make Mississippi “the safest place in America for an unborn child,” according to national right-to-life organization, Americans United for Life.

In the mid-‘80’s, Governor Barbour advised President Ronald Reagan for nearly two years as Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs.

From 1993 to January 1997, Governor Barbour served two terms as Chairman of the Republican National Committee, including the 1994 elections when Republicans won GOP control of both houses of Congress for the first time in forty years and increased the number of Republican governors rose from 17 to 32.

Governor Barbour founded and formerly served as Chair and CEO of Barbour Griffith and Rogers, which Fortune magazine ranked the nation’s top lobbying firm.

He is a native of Yazoo City where he lives with his wife, Marsha. They have two adult sons. Governor Barbour is a Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City where he has also taught Sunday School.


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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/04/2011-11/06/2011 Public Policy Polling 60.00% ( 8.0) 29.00% ( 10.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
03/24/2011-03/27/2011 Public Policy Polling 52.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
07/12/2010-07/12/2010 Rasmussen Reports 70.00% ( 22.0) 28.00% ( 23.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
10/27/2008-10/27/2008 Rasmussen Reports 48.00% ( 5.0) 51.00% ( 4.0) 0.00% ( 1.0)
08/21/2008-08/21/2008 Rasmussen Reports 53.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 1.00% ( 2.0)
05/27/2008-05/27/2008 Rasmussen Reports 53.00% ( 6.0) 45.00% ( 8.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Rasmussen Reports 59.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 58.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Survey USA 58.00% ( 2.0) 37.00% ( 4.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 56.00% ( 8.0) 41.00% ( 5.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 10, 2012 01:00am News Haley Barbour pardons nearly 200, including killers, in final days as Mississippi governor  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 25, 2011 11:00pm General Why Haley Barbour pulled the plug  Article COSDem 
Mar 23, 2011 04:00pm General Records contradict Mississippi governor on lobbying work for Mexico  Article RP 
Mar 23, 2011 03:35pm Commentary Haley Barbour Flew State Plane To Deliver Cost Cutting Message To CPAC, Fox News  Article RP 
Feb 22, 2011 05:05pm General Barbour to decide in April on 2012 run; calls for scaling back of entitlements  Article COSDem 
Dec 20, 2010 12:55pm Profile Mississippi Gov Haley Barbour Lauds Segregationist Group  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.25000 Average

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RACES
  11/06/2007 MS Governor Won 57.90% (+15.80%)
  08/07/2007 MS Governor - R Primary Won 93.11% (+86.23%)
  11/04/2003 MS Governor Won 52.59% (+6.78%)
  08/05/2003 MS Governor - R Primary Won 83.28% (+66.57%)
  01/29/1993 RNC Chair Won 43.90% (+16.10%)
  11/02/1982 MS US Senate Lost 35.80% (-28.40%)
  06/01/1982 MS US Senate- R Primary Won 74.20% (+48.41%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MS Governor - R Runoff - Aug 27, 2019 R Tate Reeves
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R George LeMieux
IN US Senate - R Primary - May 08, 2012 R Richard Lugar
MS Initiative 26 - Life Begins at the Moment of Fertilization Amendment - Nov 08, 2011 YES Yes
MS State Senate 29 Special Election - Feb 10, 2004 R Richard G. White