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"One of my friends said captured it beautifully," said Barbour. "He said this is remarkable, it's a beautiful painting and it still looks like you." "One of my friends said captured it beautifully," said Barbour. "He said this is remarkable, it's a beautiful painting and it still looks like you."
The portrait was painted by Mississippi artist  Greg Cartmell of Meridian. The portrait was painted by Mississippi artist Greg Cartmell of Meridian.
I have had my last government job. I have had my last government job.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The formal portrait of former Governor Haley Barbour was unveiled in a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning. The portrait was painted by Mississippi artist  Greg Cartmell of Meridian.  

It shows Barbour in front of a painting of one of his ancestors, Walter Leake, who was Mississippi Governor from 1822 to 1825, and a painting of the Biloxi Lighthouse, which survived Hurricane Katrina.  

Barbour was governor during Katrina and served until 2012.  

Barbour joked about how he looks in the portrait.

"One of my friends said captured it beautifully," said Barbour. "He said this is remarkable, it's a beautiful painting and it still looks like you."

After the ceremony, Barbour talked with reporters and said the Republican party has to do a better job of recruiting black and Hispanic voters to win national elections.

"We can't have a candidate who did like Romney and essentially ran off the Hispanic vote," said Barbour. "I mean, how does somebody vote for you when you say, when the candidate says the candidates ought to self deport themselves. How does that make somebody want to vote for you?"

When Barbour was asked about his political future, he said, I have had my last government job.

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