PRESS RELEASE from Huckabee for President
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 
Media Contacts: 
Kirsten Fedewa 

Alice Stewart 


Gov. Mike Huckabee Launches Arkansas GOP Leadership Team
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee announced the launch of his Arkansas GOP Leadership team today – a group that includes a growing list of current and former federal and state Republican officials from the Natural State.

            "Republican in Arkansas have a long track record of taking on difficult tasks, overcoming tremendous challenges and winning battles that no one thought we could win," Huckabee said.  "Despite being in a mostly Democrat state, we had great success in cutting taxes, passing pro-life legislation, fighting for the family, improving education and highways and making government more efficient."

            "I have known Governor Huckabee for many years, and at one time, I served as his Chief Legal Counsel," former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins said. "He is a true leader, who makes firm, informed decisions based on simple standards of right and wrong and what is best for the citizens who elected him.  He owns his decisions and doesn't need to take a poll before deciding to do what's right.  He has been so successful with his straightforward approach that it makes you wonder why more of these people don't try it."

            "The two main reasons I support Gov. Huckabee for President are the fact that he has always been pro-life – and he has more than 10 years of executive experience," former Cong. Jay Dickey said.  "Gov. Huckabee far outdistances himself from the other candidates by his outstanding moral values and conservative convictions."

            "For the past 14 years, I have watched Mike Huckabee lead our state," former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson said.  "He fought the Democrat machine in Arkansas and brought honor and dignity to our highest office.  He has campaigned long and hard for our Republican candidates to help build a better Arkansas ."

            "I had the privilege of serving for eight years in the legislature during the Huckabee administration," Sen. Shane Womack said.  "Anyone who saw his leadership during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort had to be impressed by the way he was able to organize the resources of the state to provide relief and comfort to the tens of thousands of evacuees."

            "My experience with Gov. Huckabee that of a man who was thoughtful and well reasoned in his decisions," Sen. Doug Matayo said.  " Arkansas is much better off because Mike Huckabee was our Governor.  He is the best choice for president and I completely support his candidacy."

            The following is a list of those who have signed on as members of Huckabee's Arkansas GOP Leadership Team:

           "I'm proud to have these fellow Republicans on my team," Huckabee said.  "Their support, combined with the growing momentum of the campaign, will give us what we need for a strong showing in Iowa and the early primary states."

 # # # #