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Mike Huckabee Shaking Up Races and the Polls

It has been stated before that Governor Huckabee has made some impressive endorsements this election cycle when it comes to supporting the candidates of conviction and not of convenience.

From a Huck PAC post:

Two such examples are U.S. Senate candidates Marco Rubio from Florida and Chuck DeVore from California. I chose to endorse them not because I thought they were the candidates most capable of winning but because they were the truly conservative candidates we need in office.

Like all Huck PAC endorsed candidates, Marco and Chuck are strong conservatives: pro-life, traditional marriage supporters, advocates for balanced budgets and reducing the size of a federal government. I was proud to stand with Marco Rubio when he was down by 25 points to his opponent. Now – Marco’s enormous popularity and massive lead in the polls actually forced his primary opponent – a sitting Republican Governor – to leave the Republican Party and try to run as an Independent.

Chuck might have a meteoric rise like Marco – only God knows the future – but I decided to support Chuck and Marco win or lose, because they are consistent conservatives who know what they believe and why they believe it.

Of course Washington has a different view. The pundits and some within the Republican Party think it’s a smarter strategy for my political future to go the other way and instead, endorse everyone that the establishment endorses. First of all, Huck PAC is not about my political future – it is about the future of our country. Second of all, I know I’m not the smartest kid on the block, but it seems like that predictable strategy of supporting establishment candidates is precisely what put our Party on the losing end of the 2006 and 2008 elections.

Huckabee has also had some impressive polling numbers recently.  He leads other potential 2012 candidates with favorabilities across the board, especially in the Independent voting block, and he has also topped the poll once again as being the strongest against Obama along with being the favorite for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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Mike Huckabee Jumping in Hotly Contested Primaries

Governor Huckabee created some waves last year when he was one of the first to endorse Marco Rubio in the Florida GOP Senate primary over the establishment pick, Charlie Crist.  Since then Rubio has taken off and has sent Crist packing to another party. 

Huckabee has just recently done the same with his endorsements of Chuck DeVore of California and Marlin Stutzman of Indiana for U.S. Senate.  Both of these conservative men are taking on big money and name recognition establishment candidates and Huckabee has stepped into the fight to help tear down politics as usual.

Governor Huckabee wrote a blog on RedState about his endorsements:

I realize that I am preaching to the choir on Redstate when I say we need: Chuck DeVore, Marco Rubio and Marlin Stutzman in the US Senate. We do.

We need three firm votes in the Senate AGAINST bailouts, Obamacare and the many tax increases that our coming our way to pay for both. We need strong defenders of the 2nd amendment, life, traditional marriage and wait for it…REAL BORDER SECURITY!

In Marco, Chuck and Marlin we have candidates with strong and proven conservative principles. On a day when a candidate with no principles is about to switch to “No Party Affiliation” it’s nice to celebrate and support three conservative candidates who know what they believe – and why they believe it.

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?

Marco Rubio Rocks

Charlie Crist better watch his back because Marco Rubio is gaining in the polls for the Republican nomination for US Senate in Florida.

Huckabee Addresses Cap and Trade

Governor Huckabee also recently gave a zinger to the GOP establishment for their endorsement of Charlie Crist (FL) for U.S. Senate over the true conservative candidate, Marco Rubio, who Huckabee just endorsed.  Good for him.

Governor Huckabee Endorses Marco Rubio for US Senate

Huckabee has just announced his endorsement of principled conservative Marco Rubio of Florida for US Senate.  The Republican establishment has already backed Mr. Rubio’s primary challenger, Governor Charlie Crist (RINO), and it is time to show the GOP that we stand for principles first and party second.  Here is what Huckabee said in a recent Huck PAC newsletter.

We knew when we started Huck PAC that our task would not be easy. Huck PAC isn’t going to find much support fr om the so-called “establishment” because more often than not the candidates we support will likely be the underdogs. That’s okay with me and I hope you feel the same way. If standing on principles means supporting the underdog, then count me in.

Thank you Governor Huckabee for bucking the establishment who does not listen to “we the people.”

For more information on this candidate visit www.marcorubio.com.

Huckabee Set to Endorse Marco Rubio and Will Welcome Kris Allen

It is all over the news.  Governor Huckabee is the first conservative power house set to endorse US Senate candidate Marco Rubio of Florida against the GOP establishment’s pick, Governor Crist.  Mr. Rubio is a rock solid conservative who Huck PAC will soon be endorsing and throw their full support behind in the primaries.

In addition to his political adventures, Huckabee will have American Idol winner and fellow citizen of Arkansas, Kris Allen, on this Fox News show this weekend.

Huckabee was also making a statement this week on Memorial Day.  Read about his phenomenal speech here.