APNewsbreak: Barbour to return to lobbying firm

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2011 5:15 PM
APNewsbreak: Barbour to return to lobbying firm

When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he'll return to the lobbying firm he founded in 1991

That's according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Barbour's plans were not yet public.

The person said Wednesday that Barbour will return next month to the BGR Group. It is a government affairs, strategic communications and investment banking firm. The person said Barbour's new office is under construction in Washington, and newly hired people will work for him.

Barbour has recently worn BGR golf shirts at public events. He cannot seek a third term as governor.

Barbour's spokeswoman said the governor had no comment.