Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest news coming from Michigan’s gubernatorial campaign trail?
Answer: Republican candidate Mike Cox picked up an endorsement from Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who ran for president in 2008.
Hmm… Interesting. Mlive reports:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox has picked up an endorsement from Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who ran for president in 2008.
In a statement released Wednesday by Cox’s campaign, Huckabee describes the Michigan attorney general as a “pro-life, pro-gun candidate.”
Huckabee says Cox is an innovative, strong leader who opposes “runaway tax and spend policies.”
Huckabee was Arkansas governor from 1996-2007 and unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination two years ago.
Click here if you would like to read the full press release on Mike Cox’s website.
To be honest, this announcement is quite shocking to me, because I find them both polar opposites. The reasons why Mike Huckabee is endorsing Mike Cox makes complete sense, but they are also strong political points of view that every other Republican candidate running for Michigan’s next governor shares. Over the years, Huckabee has been a strong believer in family values, which is a hard argument to make for Mike Cox supporters. It would be interesting to hear Huckabee elaborate more on why he chose to endorse Mike Cox. Overall, Huckabee’s endorsement definitely shakes up the political scene here in my home state of Michigan and gives the Cox campaign a much needed boost of momentum.