One day before his visit to Iowa, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be traveling to New Hampshire. Despite denials, this looks suspiciously like the itinerary of a presidential candidate. Barbour is well regarded in Republican circles for his handling of Katrina and his highly successful record as Republican National Committe chairman during the 1994 “revolution.” But he also has extensive K Street connections, middling to poor Cato Institute rankings on fiscal policy, and — as I reported on the main site — he has now raised taxes on a less-than-affluent group of Mississippians.
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