Haley Barbour re-elected Governor of Mississippi - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Haley Barbour re-elected Governor of Mississippi

Haley Barbour, GOP, has been re-elected as Governor of Mississippi. Barbour, practically the only politician to come out of Hurricane Katrina looking good, was heavily favored to win re-election Tuesday.

Barbour's campaign capitalized on his successful management of the hurricane recovery, stressing job growth and rebuilding along the Gulf Coast.

For his leadership after Katrina, Governor Barbour was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award, which is presented by the bipartisan American Legislative Exchange Council to a nationally recognized public sector leader who has an extraordinary record of successfully advancing Jeffersonian principles.

Barbour was also named Governor of the Year by Washington, D.C.-based Governing magazine and awarded the Gulf Guardian Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his work to rebuild and protect sensitive Coast ecosystems.

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