Florida Governor Jeb Bush Supports Haley Barbour's Run to Become Mississippi's Next Governor - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

October 8, 2003

Florida Governor Jeb Bush Supports Haley Barbour's Run to Become Mississippi's Next Governor

Speaking to a packed auditorium on the JCJC campus, Florida Governor Jeb Bush told voters the choice is clear on who should be Mississippi's next governor. Bush drew similarities between Mississippi and the recent recall election in California, saying both states are rich in natural resources but have been mismanaged. Bush was introduced by the wife of Judge Charles Pickering, and both the governor and Barbour voiced support for Pickering's nomination to a federal post. Bush closed his speech by saying Mississippi's gubernatorial race has national implications. And though Barbour has been criticized by Governor Musgrove for bringing in big-names for support, both Governor Bush and Barbour emphacized that a governor with contacts in Washington could help Mississippi.