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Barbour Advisor: 'He's Running Until He Says He's Not'

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CNN's Peter Hamby reports that the same source said Barbour "is doing the things you have to do" to launch a presidential campaign.

Another Republican source told Ben Smith of Politico that Barbour's team is "putting together a very serious operation" and have already started talking to consultants and setting up fundraisers.

Any Barbour campaign will likely be marred by a recent flap over his praise of a southern white supremacist group that was a force in his home state during the Civil Rights Era. He later backtracked.