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Mississippi Officials Wrangle Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

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Mississippi Officials Wrangle Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

Mississippi Officials Wrangle Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

Mississippi Officials Wrangle Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

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In Mississippi, first-term Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is in a heated political battle to control $20 million in tobacco settlement money now used for an anti-smoking program. The dispute pits Barbour against Mike Moore, former attorney general and one of the state's most popular Democrats.