Friday, July 24, 2009

Huckabee touts Huelskamp's record

Governor Mike Huckabee came to Hutchinson Wednesday for a fundraiser for Sen. Tim Huelskamp. At a press conference before the dinner, Huckabee explained why he's supporting Huelskamp over the plethora of other candidates in the race.
Huckabee praised Huelskamp's stands, which he described as pro-life, supportive of Second Amendment rights, and as favoring less government and lower taxes.

The consistency between what Huelskamp says and how he votes "appeals to me," Huckabee said.
A voting record is a very important aspect of the first district race. Only two candidates in the race have a voting record, and only Sen. Huelskamp's has been consistently conservative, regardless of the next election.
Huckabee endorsed Huelskamp in February. But since then, other Republicans - Sue Boldra, Tracey Mann, State Sen. Jim Barnett and Monte Shadwick - have entered a race that also includes Rob Wasinger.

Huckabee, however, stood by his picks, saying there was no doubt where Huelskamp stood on issues and calling him "the real deal."
Turnout was apparently maxed out.
Tickets to the fundraiser ranged from $100 to $2,000, and the dining room was filled to "fire capacity," according to one worker.