Pensacola, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — Former Governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, endorsed Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) in his re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.
Governor Mike Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, and was a candidate for the Republican presidential primaries in 2008 and 2016.
Former Governor Huckabee tells Channel 3 News in statement, “I cannot tell you how proud I am to watch Matt Gaetz in his very first term in Congress become a genuine leader. I knew he was pro-life. I knew he was pro-Israel. I knew that some of the things that truly matter to me as an individual mattered to Matt Gaetz, but I’m proud to see him working with President Trump. I’m proud to see him standing up for the rights of ordinary citizens. I’m proud to see him standing up for American and doing it boldly and effectively. I can’t think of any other freshman Congressman who has had as big an impact as Matt Gaetz has. He is highly respected among his peers, and widely trusted as somebody who is unafraid to stand for the people of his district and the people of America. I’m proud to be a Matt Gaetz supporter.
“I have admired Governor Huckabee long before my involvement in politics, and I am thrilled to once again receive his support. His strong stand for conservative values is one which I try to emulate every single day in Congress. Governor Huckabee is an extremely influential voice in Northwest Florida, and I’m thankful to have his support,” Rep. Gaetz said.
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