"It's a bad situation," said Henry Barbour, a Republican National Committeeman from neighboring Mississippi. "Do people find it believable? If they do, he will lose."
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"It's presumptuous to even talk about it," Barbour said Friday. "He's our elected senator, and I'm pleased he's able to be back in Washington working for the state of Mississippi."
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