Haley Barbour Hosting N.H. ‘Dinner and Date Night’

Lest there be any doubt that Haley Barbour (R) is taking a serious look at the presidency, Roll Call has learned that the Mississippi governor will be offering free food to prospective supporters in New Hampshire later in the month.

The “free dinner and date night,” to be co-hosted by the local conservative think tank Cornerstone, begins with dinner at the Puritan restaurant in Manchester the evening of Feb. 26. We hear, by the way, that the Puritan has delicious chicken fingers.

The party will then move to the Cinemagic Theater in Hooksett for a 9:30 p.m. showing of “The Genesis Code,” a movie that examines creationism and caught fire with cultural conservatives late last month. Republican operatives hosted viewing parties in New Hampshire and Iowa at that time.

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