1. Endorsements

    Barbour's Wife Backs Cain

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 17:  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference runs through tomorrow and will feature keynote addresses from most of the major Republican candidates for president as well as numerous Republican leaders from across the country.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Everything is coming up Cain. After a surge in the polls, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain got an unexpected supporter: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's wife. Barbour said his wife would vote for Cain if the primary were held today, and that if Cain is the GOP nominee, he will “sweep the South.” “He’s a straight talker, and I think that makes him very, very attractive to people," Barbour said on The Laura Ingraham Show. Barbour was cool to Rick Perry’s campaign, saying he should have gotten in earlier, and knocked Mitt Romney for his support of universal health care while governor of Massachusetts.

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