The Sun Herald, 9/21/7

So much for beating around the bush. The gloves flew off Thursday night in the battle for the Governor’s Mansion during a bruising face-to-face showdown at the Saenger Theatre.

“If you leave here tonight thinking you don’t know what he would do as governor, I understand, because he don’t know either,” Gov. Haley Barbour said about his challenger, Democrat John Arthur Eaves Jr.

The challenger often suggested Barbour was too cozy with big insurance, big oil and big tobacco, asking the question more than a dozen times that has become a campaign slogan, “Who do you serve?”