The GOP’s Midwest Leadership Conference in Kansas City has landed another big name with the announcement Monday that former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will attend.
By STEVE KRASKE
The Kansas City Star
The gathering, from Sept. 13-15 at Crown Center, also will feature Rick Santorum, who made a hard charge at the Republican presidential nomination last year.
Barbour, who took a look at the 2012 race (along with every other Republican in America), but ultimately passed, is mentioned as a potential 2016 contender. He is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The conference is basically an off-election-year get-together aimed at giving party members glimpses of future national and regional candidates.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is seeking re-election next year, is also on the bill.