Huck PAC Candidates Looking Good

Governor Mike Huckabee has endorsed two conservative candidates in hotly contested Republican primaries against establishment-not-so-conservative-candidates in 2010. 

The first one is in the state of Iowa where he has endorsed Bob Vander Plaats for Governor.  The main challenger to Vander Plaats is a former four-term Governor of the state, Terry Branstad.  Only the establishment would do something as stupid as to resurrect a former office holder to attempt to run in the general in an anti-incumbent year.  This is an important race because Iowa’s first term Democratic Governor is very, very vulnerable and in a head to head poll Vander Plaats defeats him.  Since picking up Huckabee’s endorsement Bob VP has also locked in some key support from activist Chuck Norris, the president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP, Michael Farris (a national leader in home-school education and the founder of Patrick Henry College), and David Barton of WallBuilders.  I believe Vander Plaats is well on his way to winning the primary in June.

The second candidate is Marco Rubio who is being challenged by Gov. Charlie Crist for the nomination for the US Senate seat in Florida.  Crist has been backed by the establishment and Huckabee endorsed Rubio in June when he was trailing Crist by 30% in the polls.  A new Rasmussen poll just out shows that Rubio has erased that lead and is now tied with Crist for the nomination and he is also the stronger candidate in the general election.  I believe that we will see Rubio gain even more traction as his name recognition increases and will come away the nominee in August against the better funded Crist.

There is a lot at stake in the 2010 elections and Huck PAC’s two main endorsements in the primaries are looking good right now.  I’m sure Team Huck will be behind these two candidates full force.

Question is, will any other 2012 hopefuls take a stand in these brutal primaries or will Mike Huckabee be the only one to put principle over political risk?

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