Mike Huckabee Goes to Bat for Steve Southerland
On Tuesday, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, who moved to Florida after his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, endorsed U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland’s, R-FL, bid for a second term. Huckabee and his leadership group--Huck PAC--will be behind the congressman against whoever emerges in a competitive Democratic primary.
Huckabee praised Southerland’s conservative credentials and record in Washington and in the private sector.
“Steve's commitment to north and northwest Florida has shaped his life, and is now his driving force, as he seeks to once again represent Florida's 2nd Congressional District," Huckabee said. “As a businessman, Steve helps provide jobs for dozens of local families. He knows the difficulties that hard working Floridians face while trying to make ends meet in this chaotic economy.
“As Congressman Steve is acutely aware of the disastrous effects excessive taxes and government waste have on small businesses," Huckabee added. “Steve is fighting hard to bring much needed sensibility and fiscal restraint to Washington. Steve believes that no greater commitment can be made than the commitment between a husband and a wife. He knows that it is from that union that the foundation of a family is created. He also believes that each of us must be tireless in our protection of pro-family values including, but not limited to, the rights of the unborn child and the rights of the parents.”
"Gov. Huckabee is a champion of the conservative movement, and he understands the proper role of government in society,” said Southerland. “We share the belief that reducing taxes and eliminating wasteful spending in Washington is a major part of the solution to our nation’s economic problems. America is at a crossroads, and we need leaders who stand on principle. I am humbled to receive this endorsement today.”