Haley Barbour Moves Closer To 2012 Presidential Bid

Former Republican National Committee communications director Jim Dyke has signed on with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s political action committee, a major signing in the below-the-radar fight for staff talent in advance of the 2012 GOP presidential primary fight.

Dyke will serve as a communications adviser to Haley’s PAC and is expected to be intimately involved when — and if — Barbour decides to run for president.

Dyke’s hiring is the clearest signal yet that Barbour will run for president in 2012. He has said he plans no formal decision until the Mississippi legislature adjourns in April.

Read more from Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post


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