First Lady Marsha Barbour horrified by possible presidential run

Haley Barbour’s wife says the personal sacrifices he’d have to make to run for president “horrifies” her.

The first lady of Mississippi Marsha Barbour made the remark in an interview Thursday with Mississippi television station WLOX.

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She said a campaign would be “a huge sacrifice for a family to make.”

“Why am I afraid? It’s been a lot to be the first lady of the state of Mississippi, and this would be 50 times bigger,” she said, adding that a White House bid would consume “the last part of their productive lives.”

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4/2/11