Miss. Governor Wins 2nd Term

Barbour reelected on strength of his post-Katrina leadership
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2007 11:05 PM CST
Miss. Governor Wins 2nd Term
Republican Gov. Haley Barbour answers questions following his address before a crowd at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., in this July 26, 2007, file photo. Barbour is under scrutiny by democrats who want him to disclose details about his holdings, including whether he has financial ties...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Mississippi's GOP Gov. Haley Barbour was reelected to a second term last night, defeating Democrat John Arthur Eaves Jr. by a comfortable 20 percentage points. Barbour campaigned on his effectiveness in leading the state's recovery from  Hurricane Katrina while Eves, wielding a bible,  focused on his religious credentials and Barbour's connections to big corporations.

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Barbour, a former Washington lobbyist, was credited with using his DC connections to help the state win billions of dollars in federal assistance, the AP reports. (Read more Haley Barbour stories.)

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