(CNN) – Gov. Haley Barbour and the state's branch of the NAACP are at odds over how Mississippi's state legislative districts should be redrawn.
The state's two legislative chambers-the House, controlled by Democrats, and the Senate, which has Republican majority–are engaged in a political tug-of-war over how the new state House districts should be drawn.
Washington (CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has hired a key political operative and is planning to visit New Hampshire later this month, as he inches closer to a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Michael Dennehy, a veteran of New Hampshire politics, has signed on as an adviser to Barbour's political action committee, Haley's PAC. It is a significant addition to Barbour's political operation as Dennehy is widely respected as an influential operator who oversaw Sen. John McCain's Granite State primary campaigns in 2000 and 2008.
(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. and possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour says his lack of name identification may actually help him if he decides to take the plunge and run for the White House.
"I start off with hardly any Americans who really know me. There are some political leaders, some elected officials, some reporters, but the average American has no reason to have ever heard of Haley Barbour," the governor said Tuesday during an interview with Radio Iowa.
(CNN) - Appearing more and more like a presidential candidate, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour wraps up a two-day visit to Iowa Tuesday night by headlining a state Republican party dinner.
Barbour keynotes the Chairman's Dinner in Davenport, Iowa. The gathering is the first of a series of fundraising dinners designed to strengthen the Iowa Republican Party and county party organizations across the state.
(CNN) - The press secretary for Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour resigned Monday after Politico reported that Dan Turner wrote internal e-mails poking fun at former Attorney General Janet Reno, and that he made insensitive jokes about the earthquake in Japan.
"Gov. Haley Barbour has accepted Dan Turner's resignation as Press Secretary. Laura Hipp will now serve in that capacity," a statement for the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate said.
(CNN) - In what could be the beginnings of a presidential stump speech, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour took a swipe at President Obama's economic policies Monday during a speech to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Speaking in the president's hometown, Barbour painted a bleak picture of the economy despite recent clamor from many Democrats in Washington that conditions are improving.
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."
(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.
Washington (CNN) - With price of gasoline rising for the eighth consecutive day, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour accused the Obama administration of hiking energy costs in an effort to promote alternative fuels.
"In 2008, four dollar gasoline brought my state to its knees, before Wall Street melted down, and we have blown through three dollars a gallon on our way to four," Barbour, a Republican who is seriously considering a White House bid, said Wednesday in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "We don't need that where I am."
(CNN) - Potential Republican presidential candidates are throwing their support behind Wisconsin's governor, angling to use the union standoff in that state to demonstrate their own conservative credentials.
On Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's political action committee sent a $5,000 donation to Wisconsin Republicans, while Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty released a web video praising Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's "tough choices."