Now, he's about to try to follow in his old boss's footsteps.
He said he will champion her issues, including veteran services and the two southern Arizona military bases and border security. He also vowed to work to stop foreclosures, and balance the budget without harming Social Security and Medicare.
Barber said he and his family are mindful about the hazards of politics, but that they won't stop him.
"I'll be out there," he said. "I think it's the right thing to do."
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