(CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour reiterated his pledge to help Republican gubernatorial candidates until very end, telling CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on Monday that he will start to think about a potential 2012 presidential run only after Tuesday's election results come in.
"I've said from the very beginning, I wasn't gonna do anything about anything except governors' races through tomorrow. We can't wait 'til 2012 to start taking our country back," the Republican Governors Association (RGA) chairman said.
The RGA head has been extremely active this election cycle, raising money and campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidates across the country. But Barbour has made no bones about his own future political ambitions.
"I'm gonna sit down after tomorrow and see if there's anything to think about. But I don't feel any time pressure over the next few weeks or months, we'll see if Marsha thinks it's a good idea and whether others think it's a good idea," Barbour said in an interview that aired on CNN's John King, USA Monday.
Barbour also offered a terse "no" at the suggestion that he would try to unseat Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steel next year, as some have speculated.
"As governor of Mississippi I have a full time job…I couldn't do that unless I resigned as governor of Mississippi which I'm certainly not about to do," Barbour said.
Barbour previously served as RNC chairman from 1993 to 1997.