Hey y’all: Barbour’s really not running

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour appeared at a news conference at 10:45 this morning and firmly said — with that southern drawl — that he is not in Iowa because he will be running for president in 2008.  Here’s the story (there’s an mp3 at the bottom if you want to listen to the entire news conference).  Here’s the quote: "I’m going to be the only elected official y’all see out here this year that’s not running for president," Barbour said.  "I am affirmatively not running for president.  I’m on hurricane duty and will be."  Barbour plans to run for re-election in 2007.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.