by Javier Manjarres
Former Governor and potential Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has weighed in on the 2012 Florida Senate race and endorsed Florida State Senate President Mike Haridopolos over Senator George LeMieux and former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. Huckabee’s endorsement is the first national level endorsement in the race that could help Haridopolos sway the conservative Christian base in Florida, and bring in national support from the coveted ‘Christian Right’.
“We need a new generation of proven fiscal and social conservative leaders in the US Senate and that is why I am proud to endorse and support my good friend, Mike Haridopolos for the US Senate in Florida,” said Huckabee. “Mike will fight for our conservative values in Washington, just as he has done in leading the tremendous work of the Florida Senate.”-Governor Mike Huckabee
Senate President Haridopolos accepted the endorsement and stated the following:
“I am honored to have such a tremendous conservative leader like Gov. Huckabee stand with me and other Floridians to tell Washington that enough is enough-We’ve had enough of the broken promises, record borrowing, and deficits coming from the failed policies of Bill Nelson and Barack Obama.”-Senate President Mike Haridopolos