Gingrich energy ad to air in post-Super Tuesday states
March 3rd, 2012
09:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich energy ad to air in post-Super Tuesday states

Bowling Green, Ohio (CNN) - Newt Gingrich is bracing for a nomination fight beyond Super Tuesday, beginning with television advertising to promote his $2.50-per-gallon gasoline plan.

The ad was posted on the campaign's website on Friday and, according to Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond, will begin airing next week in Alabama and Mississippi, states that hold primary contests on March 13.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Energy • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich • Tennessee
Barbour stands by pardons
January 13th, 2012
06:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Barbour stands by pardons

(CNN) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who flirted with a presidential bid last year, defended his decision on Friday to pardon 200 criminals, four of whom were charged with murder.

"We believe people who ask for forgiveness of sin and redeem themselves should get a second chance, and 20 years in the penitentiary is time enough to come to grips with getting your redemption and forgiveness," the outgoing Republican governor said on Fox News.
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Barbour pardons four killers
January 10th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Barbour pardons four killers

(CNN) - In his last days in office, outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned four men convicted of murder, a state official said Monday.

David Gatlin, Joseph Ozment, Charles Hooker and Anthony McCray received full pardons and were released at 1 p.m. Sunday, said Suzanne Singletary, spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. All four were serving life sentences and worked as trusties at the governor's mansion, she said.

Click here to see the executive orders signed by Barbour (pdf)

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What happened to and what's next for failed personhood measure?
November 9th, 2011
02:15 PM ET
2 years ago

What happened to and what's next for failed personhood measure?

(CNN) - In the weeks leading up to Mississippi's vote on whether to declare a fertilized egg a person and grant it full rights, nearly everyone was saying the measure was sure to pass.

It was considered the perfect place to mount what could have been a historic challenge to abortion laws: After all, Mississippi is the most anti-abortion, religious and conservative state, according to a Gallup Poll. It was supposed to give a boost to the nationwide movement of the Colorado-based nonprofit Christian group Personhood USA, which is attempting to get the measure on the ballot in several other states.

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Filed under: Abortion • Elections • Mississippi
Mississippi rejects abortion amendment; Ohio repeals anti-union law
November 9th, 2011
07:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi rejects abortion amendment; Ohio repeals anti-union law

(CNN) - Mississippi voters Tuesday rejected a controversial amendment that would have defined life as beginning at conception while Ohio voters repealed a law that limited the collective bargaining rights of public workers, CNN projects.

The two ballot measures had national implications as Americans voted in an off-year election.

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Filed under: Elections • Mississippi • Ohio
Mississippi voters reject anti-abortion initiative
November 9th, 2011
04:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi voters reject anti-abortion initiative

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - Mississippi voters rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would have defined life as starting at conception, and outlawed abortion and many forms of birth control if passed.

"I think voters rejected a measure they understood to be dangerous," said Felicia Brown-Williams with the Mississippi for Healthy Families Campaign. "They really tried to manipulate values around faith and family."

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Filed under: Abortion • Elections • Mississippi
Republicans keep Mississippi governor's seat
November 8th, 2011
10:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans keep Mississippi governor's seat

(CNN) - CNN projects that Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant will win the Mississippi gubernatorial election, based on reported results.

He will fill the seat left open by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who could not run again after serving two terms.
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Few decisions early on election night
November 8th, 2011
09:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Few decisions early on election night

(CNN) - While Tuesday's elections haven't gotten nearly the attention that a candidate for next year's presidential election has, voters across the country were casting ballots on races that mattered to them locally and had implications nationally.

Even as Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was holding a nationally televised news conference to rebut sexual harassment allegations from the 1990s, a measure in Ohio to overturn the anti-collective bargaining measure that Republican Gov. John Kasich signed into law earlier this year was being interpreted as a barometer of next year's presidential election.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mississippi • Ohio
Mississippi voting on 'personhood' amendment
November 8th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Mississippi voting on 'personhood' amendment

(CNN) - Mississippi voters are casting ballots Tuesday on an amendment to the state constitution that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.

Initiative 26 would define personhood as "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof."

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Filed under: Abortion • Elections • Mississippi
Barbour's wife 'horrified' at presidential prospects
April 1st, 2011
09:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Barbour's wife 'horrified' at presidential prospects

(CNN)- The wife of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says she is "horrified" that her husband is seriously considering a bid for the presidency.

In an interview with CNN affiliate WLOX in Biloxi, Marsha Barbour admitted the "overwhelming" task of a presidential run is something she may not quite be ready for.
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Filed under: 2012 • Haley Barbour • Mississippi
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