Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mike Huckabee endorses George Faught


In a huge development in the 2nd Congressional District GOP primary, Mike Huckabee has endorsed George Faught. Press release from the Faught campaign:

Gov. Mike Huckabee Endorses George Faught for Congress

Huckabee becomes 50th major national or state endorsement
for Faught in the 2nd Congressional District race

Muskogee, OK – Republican congressional candidate George Faught today announced that a big name is supporting his campaign to replace retiring Congressman Dan Boren in Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District. This morning, former presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee went public with his decision to back George Faught in the 2nd District race.

Huckabee stated, “I’m proud to endorse George Faught for Congress because he is a man of honesty and integrity, a man of deep Christian faith who we can trust to do what is right. He led the successful fight to defeat the first wave of ObamaCare right here in Oklahoma: the $54 million dollar health insurance exchange. In Congress, George Faught will fight to repeal ObamCare, balance the budget, and cut EPA regulations to help Oklahoma create new energy sector jobs. Join me in supporting a true conservative leader – George Faught for Congress!”

Mike Huckabee served as Governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007, and was recognized nationally for his leadership. After an early career in broadcasting and advertising, he spent 12 years as a pastor, and became the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. Mike is the host of the number one rated weekend hit HUCKABEE on the Fox News Channel and Cumulus Media Networks’ syndicated radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, heard on more than 175 stations. He’s also heard three times daily across the nation on The Huckabee Report syndicated on almost 600 stations, and has authored 9 books. After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, in which he finished second to John McCain, he formed HuckPAC to assist Conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.

"I am honored to be endorsed by Governor Mike Huckabee. It speaks volumes for such a strong national figure to get involved in a crowed primary, and this is just another sign that my campaign continues to build momentum as we enter the final months of the primary," Faught said. "Gov. Huckabee knows that I am a trusted, proven conservative who will fight to protect our values, repeal ObamaCare, cut spending and balance the budget, and cut red tape so Oklahoma can create new energy sector jobs to get our economy rolling again."

Along with his endorsement,  Faught has already garnered endorsements from leading figures such as conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, Dr. Michael Farris, Colin Hanna, Mike Jestes, Bunny Chambers, thirty-eight state legislators, and numerous other individuals. Organizations publicly supporting Faught include the political arms of the Family Research Council and of Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, the American Medical Association and three other major medical groups, Can-Do Conservatives of America, among others. The Huckabee endorsement marks the 50th major state or national endorsement received by Faught.

Owner and operator of a successful carpet cleaning business for nearly 25 years, Faught and his wife of 29 years, Becky, live in Muskogee, and are the parents of three grown children - all born and raised in Muskogee. In 2006, Faught became the first Republican since statehood to represent District 14 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. You can learn more about George and his campaign by visiting his website, and by following him on Twitter and Facebook.

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