President Bush told a republican gathering in Jackson Friday that Haley Barbour has the right stuff to be Mississippi's next governor.
Bush said Barbour's slogan "Mississippi can do better'' shows the republican candidate's optimistic outlook, if he's elected.
"I'm here to remind the good people of this state, Republican, Democrat, or independent, that if they're interested in good government; if they want somebody to call on the best in Mississippi; if they're interested in every person being able to achieve their dreams in this state, they need to elect Haley Barbour as the governor of Mississippi," said Bush.
Bush spoke at a fundraiser for Barbour, a longtime friend who faces incumbent democrat, Gov. Ronnie Musgrove in the Nov. 4 general election, along with several independents.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.