Barbour's top hire
March 8th, 2011
09:08 AM ET
7 years ago

Barbour's top hire

(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's political action committee made a big hire Monday, naming veteran South Carolina political operative Jim Dyke as communications advisor, according to a press release.

The move is the latest step taken by the Republican governor toward a bid for the White House in 2012.

Dyke, who has worked on four presidential campaigns, served as communications adviser to President George W. Bush and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, as well as communications director at the Republican National Committee.

"Haley is delighted to have someone as talented as Jim Dyke joining his team to help us manage the increased national media interest and demand in the governor," PAC Treasurer Henry Barbour said in a statement. "Jim's knowledge and experience will prove invaluable to Haley in the coming few months."

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

Filed under: Haley Barbour
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. vic nashville tn

    Donald Trump 2012 that is it

    March 8, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  2. Oy Vey Az

    Does the phrase "political operative" creep you out? And wouldn't you be a bit suspect of the effectiveness of an Ex-communications adviser to President George W. Bush? I mean, we all know what a silver tongued devil Bush was..

    March 8, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Interest? From whom again? The media interest keeps us laughing as this tub of lard this he can be president? I hope dyke (LOL) also has a degree in psychology because barbour is going to need one when he is rejected by all

    March 8, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  4. diridi

    you pumpkin need to run for is very cheap in do not need money too....

    March 8, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  5. mlc in CA

    This guy looks like he could use a year in the gym. Why do these hard core politicians all look unhealthy? Is it their addiction to fame and power?

    March 8, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  6. Clwyd

    Now he needs to hire a translator so we can understand this man and his severe southern drawl!

    March 8, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is shaping up to be a fun looking GOP race for the nomination.

    March 8, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    A South Carolina political operative is just what Haley needs to get his failed Mississippi messages out.

    March 8, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  9. Debbie from Arizona

    Oh, please. This man actually thinking he has the "right stuff" to be the President of our country is a joke.

    March 8, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |