Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Hurricane Haley

The Cooler has learned the Haley Barbour will be in Iowa on August 16th to fundraise for State House candidates in Des Moines and Rep. Danny Carroll in Grinnell. (edit: see below) Danny visited the Gulf in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and is in a hotly contested general election race.

As you can see from the Cooler line, we don't believe Haley is a Presidential candidate persay, but he would make a nice VP choice for any of the major candidates besides Allen or Huckabee.

Another connection to Iowa for Barbour, a former aide of his Ward Baker is advising the LMF for the upcoming election.

Update: RPI issued a release shortly following this post. (The LMF/RPI press people do great work!). It appears that both the press conference and the fundraiser will be in Des Moines.

Barbour will hold a press conference with Reps. Danny Carroll, R-Grinnell, Mike May, R-Spirit Lake. Both legislators assisted in the Mississippi rebuilding efforts during the storm’s aftermath.

The press conference will be held at the Des Moines airport on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Details will be forthcoming. Following the press conference, Barbour will keynote a luncheon to benefit House Republican campaign efforts.

“Haley Barbour was a strong leader in the aftermath of Katrina’s fury,” said Carroll. “I will proudly stand beside him as he recounts the efforts of the thousands of Iowans who unflinchingly donated their time and resources to help those in need.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

war danny carroll

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Deplorable Old Bulldog said...

H. Barbour is one of the smartest operators and more articulate spokesman on our side. I wish he had a larger stage.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I look forward to seeing him in Grinnell.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, now I look forward to seeing him in DM!

11:20 PM  
Blogger MSPolitics said...

You can check out a library of Haley4Pres links at http://www.mississippipolitics.com.

We tend to think he would be a great social conservative "bottom of the ticket" guy. Another good link is at http://www.mississippipolitics.com/archives/001976.php

11:53 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Exactly what we said MS. Haley's the perfect running mate for McCain, Romney, Pataki or Giuliani.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He may be the great candidate but he has promised to stay and help the state recuperate from Katrina. There is still a ton of work to be done.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

I think its fair to grant him a day though Gulf Coast.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me Haley over Huckabee any day of the week

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, sorry, I don't have any problem with him going to Iowa. He deserves plenty of time away but we still need him down here.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Patrick Hamilton said...

He could also do a lot for the gulf as VP of the United States though.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, he could. Good point.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haley's great. A great addition to the mix. Glad to have him participating. One of the most interesting strategists and political voices out there. I wish him well.

6:10 PM  

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