Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mike Huckabee Endorses Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

In this video Mike Huckabee announces his support for Marco Rubio as he seeks the Republican nomination to replace Mel Martinez in the U.S. Senate.

Mike Huckabee also issued a statement in which he was highly critical of the Republican establishment's support for Charlie "I love the bailout" Crist.

“I’m disgusted that they would take a position in a hotly contested race when you have a quality candidate like Marco Rubio, who was the youngest Speaker in the Florida House,” Huckabee told The Hill. “This is not just some nameless, faceless guy that decided to throw his name in, who had no chance and no credibility.”

He continued: “I thought that their endorsement not only was premature, but was outrageous. And they ought to get behind the guy who would do a whole lot more, in my mind, to unite and fire up Republicans, and that’s Marco Rubio.”

“The establishment Republicans have made this endorsement for the same reason that they’re in so much trouble,” Huckabee said. “They go out there and support stuff like TARP bills and stimulus packages, pork-barrel spending and huge debt, and they wring their hands and act like, 'This is not good, but we don’t have a choice.' "

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