Several Prominent Democrats Back Barbour

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Haley Barbour is being endorsed by several prominent politicians, including Democrats.

Among those backing Barbour in his bid for a second term are former governor, Bill Waller, Sr., former lieutenant governor, Brad Dye, and former U.S. congressman, Mike Espy. All served as Democrats.

Espy, who was agriculture secretary in Bill Clinton's first term, said he and Barbour are both from Yazoo City and their families have known each other for years. Espy said, "he's my homeboy and we've worked together for generations."

Espy said Barbour has provided solid leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Mississippi has benefited from the connections Barbour made while Barbour was a Washington lobbyist.

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