Barbour to deliver economic speech in Chicago
March 9th, 2011
12:09 PM ET
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Barbour to deliver economic speech in Chicago

Washington (CNN) - Add another stop to Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's busy national itinerary as he prepares for a likely presidential bid: Chicago.

The Republican will headline a fundraiser for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's political action committee next Monday, with a speech about "the need for economic growth and job creation."

Tickets for the fundraiser are priced at $150 per person, or $1,500 for a table of ten. Those contributing $5,000 will be invited to a "Sponsor's Reception."

Barbour also addressed a breakfast at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week in Washington.

Chicago, of course, is just up the road from the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, where Barbour will appear Tuesday at an event in the Quad Cities sponsored by the Iowa Republican Party.


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soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. luffing

    I was going to make a comment, but it seems not much more can be said...

    March 9, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. DemoCommunists for a Better Way - Bankruptcy

    Egads, how dumb can you libtards be?!! Just because a state has less than others, doesn't mean it can't be run efficently and well. You buffons are so shallow and ridiculous. Poor education and bad upbringing no doubt.

    March 9, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  3. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Gross. I don't know if I can trust a man who looks like he's never been inside a gymnasium. Doesn't charity begin at home?

    March 9, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. Sgt Schultz

    Yawn...let me guess. Barber will recommend we propose new laws to use taxpayer $ to fund sleazy lobbyist cocktail receptions for "fundraising". Then of course he will propose making Corporate taxes ZERO...then make the middle-class pay the difference or just cut Public Education altogether.

    March 9, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  5. Clwyd

    But nobody will understand it unless there is a translator of "Drawl?"

    March 9, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Every time the "news" media reports something Haley "Boss Hogg" Barbour said, I find it helpful to imagine that he was almost assuredly saying it around a mouthfull of bacon. That way, I don't get enraged because I can't hate everything about him...after all, I like the bacon...and besides, it's just plain funny to imagine that he's a canibal.

    March 9, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  7. kayla

    animal farm

    March 9, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. MAC

    Mississisippi was torn up as bad as Louisiana and they did not have to cry for the fedral government to take care of their people and rebuild them unlike the democratic state of Louisiana. That was due to the Govenor.

    March 9, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. NYC REPUB

    We are actually in recovery NOW!!! Thanks to the hard work of this administration, and the last congress........8.9% and going lower.....192k jobs created last month! No we're on the right path.....Besides this President told the truth from the beginning....He said recovery will take 4-8 years......youtube it he said it election night.
    Obama 2012!!!

    March 9, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  10. Darth Vadik, CA

    I'm sure that the person that accidentally wanders into the empty room Barbour is speaking may stay more than 5 seconds...

    March 9, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. Gary

    Well thank God he's not giving a speech on Physical Fitness.

    March 9, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  12. Oy Vey Az

    I am not sure that Haley Barbour's moonshine business qualifies as "job creation"

    March 9, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. Tree

    The KKK............has spoke .needs to go back to his state and help the American People. from MS.

    March 9, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. whoa!

    I know he won't say it, but you just gotta know that what he and his dixiefascist cohorts really want to do is bring back slavery!

    March 9, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  15. lind

    Another Southern Baptist,White Rich Republican leading the poor state of mississippi. He,s rich and keeps the poor poor,and getting poorer!! Why don,t you southerners walk the F up. How long do you want major poverty!!!!!! In the south,the saying is "the south will rise again? FRom what,to what?

    March 9, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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