Barbour: Republicans today, Democrats, independents in November
CAMPAIGN STOP Republican gubernatorial candidate Haley Barbour, left, greets Tax Assessor Jimmy Slay and his wife, Catherine, on Monday during a campaign stop at Barbour's Lauderdale County headquarters. Slay faces paralegal Linda Fortenberry in today's GOP primary. Barbour talked about issues such as tort reform, workforce development, job creation and protection of the state's military bases as he campaigned for votes in Meridian, DeSoto County, Columbus, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. Photo by Kyle Carter/The Meridian Star
By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
Aug. 5, 2003
Haley Barbour, viewed by many as the front-runner in today's Republican primary for governor, stopped in Meridian on Monday to urge party members to vote.
Barbour's campaign stops Monday also included DeSoto County, Columbus, Biloxi and Hattiesburg.
Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, faces Mitch Tyner, a Madison attorney, in today's primary. The winner will meet the Democratic nominee, expected to be Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, and three others in the November general election.
When Barbour was asked if he plans any outreach to Tyner supporters after today's primary, the longtime Republican said he will focus more on attracting Democrats and independents.
Barbour said he will continue campaigning today.
He said he will campaign door-to-door through parts of Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties today, followed by another television interview.