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Gov. Barbour rules out 2012 presidential run

 

Emily Wagster Pettus, The Associated Press

 

JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour isn''t running for president in 2012. The Republican issued a statement Monday saying he "will not be a candidate for president next year." 

 

Barbour says it was a difficult, personal decision. But he said that it would have been an all-consuming effort to the exclusion of all else. He says he cannot offer "absolute fire in the belly" and "total certainty" that a presidential candidate should have. 

 

Barbour says he will continue his job as Mississippi governor and help elect governors across the country.

 

 

 

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Article Comment hope commented at 4/26/2011 7:56:00 AM:

The best decision that he has made during his term as Governor. It will save our State a lot of embarassment!

 

Article Comment chico commented at 4/27/2011 6:14:00 AM:

Oh well... There goes the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum rhetoric he spewed a while back.

 

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