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Barbour listed in Top 10 Republicans to watch

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston, left, and Governor Haley Barbour talk Thursday to LaNelle Davis, Long Beach Housing Authority executive director, about the lack of funds to make repairs after Hurricane Katrina. Units at the authority's Woodland Park Subdivision I now have new damage from Hurricane Gustav to repair.
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston, left, and Governor Haley Barbour talk Thursday to LaNelle Davis, Long Beach Housing Authority executive director, about the lack of funds to make repairs after Hurricane Katrina. Units at the authority's Woodland Park Subdivision I now have new damage from Hurricane Gustav to repair. SUN HERALD

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is in the Top 10.

The Washington Post's political blog, "The Fix" by Chris Cillizza listed the Top 10 GOPs to watch today.

In the "Friday Line," Cillizza talks about the Republicans who will emerge as leaders of the party who can rebuild it back to the Grand Old Party.

Barbour is No. 9. Here's what Cillizza had to say about the governor:

"Haley Barbour: There are those who mention Barbour's name for the 2012 GOP nomination. We are decidedly skeptical about that -- will the country be ready for a man who had a hand in inventing modern-day lobbying in Washington? -- but Barbour is clearly someone to watch. Remember that before he became governor of Mississippi in 2003, Barbour was one of the leading political operatives in the country and has tentacles (and acolytes) all over the country. That makes him a force to be reckoned with."

You can read more about the Top 10 list by linking to the Washington Post's web site.

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