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Barbour: New jobs top challenge for next governor

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - Republican Haley Barbour says job creation will be the biggest challenge facing his successor as governor of Mississippi.

Barbour is not endorsing anyone in next Tuesday's GOP primary but says he already has voted absentee.

The governor said Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair that private-sector experience is important for a governor. Barbour was a Washington lobbyist before winning the governorship in 2003.

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