Barbour, Eaves Court East Mississippi Voters

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

With just days before the general election, both of Mississippi's gubernatorial candidates have been in east Mississippi trying to pick up support.

Gov. Haley Barbour started the day in Louisville, stopped in Noxapater and Philadelphia, and then met with the lunch crew at Jean's Restaurant in downtown Meridian.

"We aren't going to take anything for granted. We want people to go out and vote," said Barbour. "The worst thing that could happen is if people don't vote."

Democratic challenger John Arthur Eaves was in Meridian Tuesday evening. He says Barbour's record as governor isn't one he would be proud to discuss.

"What about those jobs, Lauderdale County, that have been lost? No help with that," said Eaves of the governor.

In the last few months, the governor's race has heated up. It's hard to turn on the television without seeing one of their ads.

Barbour has raised $9.1 million. Eaves has raised $5.5 million. It's a lot of money, but still is not enough to exceed the totals raised during the 2003 election between former governor, Ronnie Musgrove, and Barbour.

But the campaign spending will grow, with several big campaigning days still to go.


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  • by David Location: Yazoo City, MS on Oct 31, 2007 at 07:18 PM
    Governor Haley Barbour and First Lady Marsha Barbour have made a great team and I am personally looking forward to be the first person at my polling place in Yazoo City to vote for Haley. Governor Barbour has worked so hard for the people of Mississippi to improve our state and worked nonstop to get our gulf coast up and running after Hurricane Katrina destroyed precious lives and property. Mississippi will give a huge margin of victory for Haley and Marsha next Tuesday, November 6th, as a vote of confidence that our state will continue to be well represented in a new four year term as our Governor and First Lady.
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