Barbour to headline gala at Western Republican Leadership Conference
September 9th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
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Barbour to headline gala at Western Republican Leadership Conference

Washington (CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the keynote speaker at a "Reagan Gala" concluding the Western Republican Leadership Conference next month, organizers said Friday.

Barbour, a former Reagan staffer who came close to running for president himself earlier this year, is one of the most respected strategists within the GOP.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on CNNPolitics.com and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

This week Barbour announced that he will join the fundraising team of American Crossroads, an independent Republican group founded by Karl Rove to capitalize on looser campaign finance restrictions following the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in the Citizens United vs. FEC case.

The WRLC is a four-day event taking place at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas designed to celebrate Republicans from the West and spotlight the role of Nevada in the GOP presidential nomination fight.

The conference is partnering with CNN to broadcast a Republican presidential debate on Oct. 18.

The Nevada caucuses are slated to go third on the nominating calendar sanctioned by national Republicans, after Iowa and New Hampshire, and before South Carolina.


Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Haley Barbour • Nevada
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  1. ted

    Haley 'fat windbag' Barbour in a Republican leadership conference? I had no idea the GOP had leaders. They certainly have a lot of lunatic gas bags and rabble rousers, but no leaders. A leader proposes solutions to problems. The GOP just throws rocks at Obama, saying NO new taxes and YES to continued oil and agribusiness subsidies and NO to SSI/medicare and YES to special interests and NO to the working stiffs. Just same old obstruction, arrogance and ignornance

    September 9, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Please, do you have photos of this guy from a bit further away? I guess his regime to lose weight is another failure.
    BTW – CNN thanks for reminding us not to turn to CNN on Monday night.
    Regardless we will be watching football and if there was not a game I would be washing my hair!

    September 9, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Let 'em talk, I say. In light of the Citizens United ruling, how do you think it will take before corporations will start demanding the right to vote. With people like Romney saying the corporations are "people", it is only a matter of time.

    Then the matter becomes "how many" votes should a corporation get? I say none, because it allows non-citizens to vote in our elections. I say none, because it gives some citizens a legalized path to cast more than one vote because they have more money.

    September 9, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. Bill NY

    When I see Mr. Jim Crow wasn't all that bad as a key player in the GOP, I see chains on my wrists and ankles in my future.

    September 9, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. thomas

    American Crossroads, an independent Republican group founded by Karl Rove to capitalize on looser campaign finance restrictions following the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in the Citizens United vs. FEC case.

    More money for CARL and BIG LOBBY !

    Perry / Palin
    2013

    September 9, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    looks like somebody needs to be following Michelle Obama's healthy eating plan.

    September 9, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |