Friday, February 16, 2007

Huckabee Opens Campaign Office

Mike Huckabee on Wednesday opened his campaign office in Arkansas. Huckabee said that there wasn't any thought that the headquarters would be anywhere else but Arkansas.

Huckabee also said that while the goal was to get to Washington, it was critically important to be based in the place that all his values were formed, and where his roots are and what is important to him. It is also the place where his political life has been lived, and where his key supporters are.

Watch Huckabee's speech at the office opening.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Mike Huckabee Interview

Mike Huckabee was interviewed by "SC Hotline - Insider Politics from across the state of South Carolina."

Monday, February 12, 2007

Former S.C First Lady Supports Huckabee

Former First Lady of South Carolina, Iris Campbell has thrown her support behind Mike Huckabee's campaign for the Republican nomination.

Iris Campbell is the wife of the late Governor, Carroll Campbell. She will serve as Honorary State Chairwoman of Huckabee's campaign in South Carolina.

Their son, Mike Campbell will serve as a senior adviser in Huckabee's national campaign.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Huckabee in South Carolina - Major Announcement

Mike Huckabee is this weekend campaigning in key state South Carolina. Last night he was the guest speaker at the Horry County Republican Ball in Myrtle Beach, which followed a question and answer session with local reporters.

Tomorrow, Huckabee has advised that he will make a major announcement regarding his exploratory committee.

The announcement will take place at 10am at the Capitol City Club, in Colombia followed by a media conference call at 10.30am.

This Week and Mike Huckabee

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos will today be running a story on Mike Huckabee. It is sure to be good viewing.

"Then, continuing our "This Week: On the Trail" series, I head to New Hampshire to catch up with former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee. He does not have the name recognition some of the top-tier candidates enjoy, but his conservative credentials may make him a viable force in next year's primary. As the GOP field of declared candidates gets increasingly crowded, we'll find out how this evangelical plans to take on the front-runners."

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Media Meet Mike Huckabee

The Media this morning had the opportunity to meet Mike Huckabee at a special breakfast in Washington D.C. The breakfast was organized by the Christian Science Monitor.

While he is currently not regarded highly in the polls, Huckabee said that there is only one place to go, and that was up. He said there was no advantage to being in first place in the polls right now.

Huckabee said of his chances, that 4 out of the last 5 Presidents were former Governors. And that as Governor, he had the chance to deal with real issues, like health, transport and education, as well as balancing budgets.

On Foreign policy, while Huckabee admitted he didn't have the standard Washington type experience of some other candidates. But he said that neither did Ronald Reagan when he assumed the Presidency in 1981.

And Huckabee said that he was Commander in Chief in a State where 80% of the National Guard had been deployed overseas.

Huckabee hopes to stand in contrast to John McCain and Rudy Giuliani by emphasising his stance on social conservative issues.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Frist Adviser Heads Huckabee Campaign

An adviser to former Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, has been appointed Campaign Manager for Mike Huckabee's bid for the Republican nomination.

John "Chip" Saltsman, who has been the Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, was a senior adviser to Frist's PAC Volpac.

Apparently Saltsman was very active in preparing for a possible run by Frist for the nomination. Frist announced late last year that he would not be entering the contest.