GOP’s victories give Barbour traction for White House run

WASHINGTON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour stood at a U.S. Capitol news conference Wednesday alongside House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as part of the midterm elections triumvirate victory team.

Barbour has positioned himself for a run of his own, for the nation’s highest office.

Echoing his theme for the entire election cycle, Barbour said, “While governors’ races are about local issues, in this case every governor’s race this election was a referendum on Obama’s policies and the Pelosi-Reid agenda.”