Henry Barbour: Busy behind the scenes

“I just see myself as a guy who works in organizational politics with the objective that we try and elect good people – people with integrity,” Barbour said. “People who, for the most part, share the values and principles and desire to make Mississippi better and the country better.”

Although many might not be familiar with Barbour’s work, Mississippians will certainly recognize his uncle, former Gov. Haley Barbour.

While Haley has historically served a much more public role, Henry has a reputation of being an instrumental member of many successful candidates behind the scenes. Whether that be managing the campaigns of his uncle in 2003, or Rep. Chip Pickering’s campaign in 1996 and 2003, Henry has proven his resilience in the role of politics.

He also helped in campaigning for the current Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, which drew controversy towards the end of 2010 given his strong opposition of the previous chairman, Michael Steele.

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