Haley Barbour 2012 Ambitions Could Be Complicated By Mississippi Past

JACKSON, Miss. — Haley Barbour’s folksy style, savvy leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and success as a GOP strategist have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for th…

JACKSON, Miss. — Haley Barbour’s folksy style, savvy leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and success as a GOP strategist have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for the Republican presidential nomination.

Yet the 63-year-old has shown a penchant for airbrushing his state’s segregationist past, a period he’s inclined to describe as more like Mayberry than “Mississippi Burning.”

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