February 04, 2009 - 07:33 PM
by Mike Huckabee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Mike Huckabee endorses Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General of Virginia
I am proud to officially announce my endorsement of State Senator Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Having served as Governor of Arkansas for ten and a half years, I know the qualities that a politician should possess, and Ken meets those standards. Ken Cuccinelli is a rare breed of leader who boldly stands up for conservative principles. I would have been honored to have served alongside a leader like Ken. That is why I am so confident he will be a terrific Attorney General for Virginia.
This is a pivotal time in our nation's history, it is vital to remember that it is the record not the rhetoric that matters most when electing a leader. Ken has a record few can match, a record that supports his conservative values. That is why I hope you join me in supporting Ken Cuccinelli.
I would not be supporting Ken if he was not 100 percent Pro-Life. Ken did not tell me he was pro-life, his record did. All I had to do was take a look and see that it was Ken who drafted the senate parental consent law which passed in 2003. This was a huge victory for both parents' rights and supporters of the right to life.
As a small business owner, Ken understands what over taxation and excessive regulation can do to a business’ efficiency. Ken believes that in order to keep Virginia business-friendly we need to keep fighting for lower taxes and strive to slow down the growth of government. Ken's record on the 2nd Amendment is without blemish. It is his voting record that I am most impressed with. Ken fought against liberals who tried to add unnecessary loopholes to the process of purchasing firearms, loopholes which were designed to discourage honest citizens from owning firearms, such as requiring duplicate background checks and additional waiting periods.
Virginia is blessed to have such a capable and proven leader like Ken. I am committed to doing what I can to help make sure the people of Virginia have Ken as their next Attorney General. I hope you will join me in the fight for conservative values and support Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General.