Latino Vote 2012: Barbour Bows Out

It’s Spring 2011 but all eyes are focused on the Fall of 2012.

Today, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour officially announced he will not run for president in 2012. According to Politico, Barbour release a statement saying: “This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided.”

Barbour’s exit from the field is huge for other Republican hopefuls wishing to snag his mega endorsement, access to his connections and fundraising powerhouse.

The current Republican field is still crowded, with no real front-runner.

  • Herman Cain
  • Mitch Daniels
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Jon Huntsman
  • Ron Paul
  • Tim Pawlenty
  • Mitt Romney
  • Rick Santorum
  • Donald Trump

As the 2012 campaign moves forward, we will be examining the candidates efforts in truly having a modern campaign and connecting with the large Latino community. It will be interesting to see how they integrate Hispanics in to their campaign structure and in their messaging…


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