Little Rock, Arkansas – Today, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) and Huck PAC announced their endorsement of Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate in Florida.

“I am very excited to endorse Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate because he’s a strong conservative who will join us in fighting Obamacare, standing strong against Isis and promoting strong families. Americans are looking for leaders who will keep their promises to the people. In the U.S. Senate Marco is helping lead these fights and is the right choice for conservatives and Republicans in Florida," said Gov. Huckabee.

"Marco is committed to protecting Life and is a strong advocate for traditional marriage. Marco supports tax reform and has been a leader in Washington in the fight to repeal Obamacare. These are the reasons why I am supporting Marco through my political leadership committee Huck PAC.”

For more information about the candidates Huck PAC is supporting, visit www.HuckPAC.com/Candidates.

Gov. Mike Huckabee and Huck PAC announced his endorsement of the re-election of Osceola City Councilman Tyler Dunegan. In a statement, Gov. Huckabee said:

"I've known Tyler Dunegan for quite some time and I have seen him in action. The citizens of Osceola benefit by having someone with Tyler's experience on the City Council. His connections in Little Rock certainly help Osceola. Tyler is sincerely determined to make a difference and is well versed on the issues. I am honored to support him."

Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his endorsement of Sonia Barker for Arkansas State Representative today. In a statement, Gov. Huckabee said:

“I am proud to endorse Sonia Barker for State Representative in Arkansas’s House District 7. Sonia is a true conservative whose Christian values are much needed in today’s political arena. She believes in the sanctity of life and marriage, the importance of the right to bear arms, and most of all she will work for limited and responsible government. She is the best candidate for South Arkansas.”

Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his endorsement of Rep. Dave Wallace for Arkansas State Senate today. In a statement, Gov. Huckabee said:

“I’m proud to endorse Representative Dave Wallace for State Senate because Dave has been a much needed and reliable conservative voice in Little Rock. He has worked hard to protect traditional values, support our Second Amendment, cut red tape on small businesses, and grow our rural economy. Dave Wallace is pro-life and shares our conservative Arkansas values. Representative Wallace will be a great Senator for District 22 and all of Arkansas.”

Rep. Dave Wallace said: “I am humbled to have the support and endorsement of Governor Mike Huckabee. He is a trusted voice for conservative values and someone who understands the importance of electing conservatives in Arkansas.”

Dear Friends,


It's easy to get FRUSTRATED by events in Washington. You might be surprised to know that I am actually INCREDIBLY EXCITED. I must confess, though, that it's developments in the other Washington, which have me so encouraged.


My friend, DANILLE TURISSINI is running for State Senate in Washington STATE.


Danille is a servant-leader who has encouraged and equipped men and women of faith to get involved in the public arena for decades. When an opening came up in the state Senate seat where she lives, she rolled up her sleeves and actively worked to find a good person to run.  When person after person said no, she was asked if she would run. After much prayer by she and her husband, Dave, she finally said "yes".


She was then attacked by the leader of the Senate Democrats for being "against LGBTQ rights and women’s health". 


(BTW, Danille's opponent is a male, pro-abortion politician. Why do far-left provocateurs always make the case that a pro-life woman is somehow less interested in women's health than a pro-abortion male?  Most women I know think that another woman would really understand and fight for women's health.)
The leader of the Senate Democrats also said that they must defeat Danille to keep "hate out of our state government".


Let me be clear, the "hate" that this Seattle-area politician is talking about is the love of God that permeates from Danille and motivates her to serve and genuinely value others, in spite of any differences. This Seattle politician would attribute that very same HATE to YOU and me.


Danille has a few adult children and is a proud grandparent like me. She has a proven track record of leadership and the ability to find common ground for bringing people together. In fact, that is how she and I became friends in 2008, when she brought me into her network of musician friends from Music Aid Northwest to participate in a benefit to raise money for music programs in schools.

 
She is exactly the type of leader that WE NEED MORE OF.


Danille's district is the very farthest one in the northwest of the continental U.S. The crashing Pacific surf hits the base of the towering Olympic mountains. Good men and women make their living there, cutting huge Douglas firs, growing lavender, creating fine arts, crafting wine, and catching wild Pacific salmon. It has a rich Tribal history too. Danille tells me the entrepreneurial spirit there is just as impressive as the surroundings. 


She is prepared to FIGHT for family-wage JOBS for the people of her district. She will fight for FAMILIES. She will fight for their BUSINESSES. She will fight for COMMON SENSE laws that empower the people in her district to be the very best they can be.


Danille has helped me in the past. I would really like all of my friends to be there for her now. Let's give her a BIG push into the General!


The Washington Primary is AUGUST 2nd. Danille is already going through to November because she only has one opponent. However, she's never run for office before so she could really use our help so she can continue to introduce herself to voters. She needs to raise about $150,000 in order to run a successful race in a district like hers.


The limits in Washington are $1,000 for the primary and $1,000 for the general. However, a husband and a wife with a business could actually send $6,000 for all three of them.


But really, anything you can afford would be a blessing to her. If just 150 people contribute $50, it would get her raise $7,500, the cost of a districtwide mailing; 300 people contributing $25 would help her buy another one. You can contribute here.


Log on to DanilleForSenate.com and let's HELP our sister TODAY.


God bless you,


Mike

Fort Walton Beach, FL – Today, the Matt Gaetz Campaign announced the endorsement of Governor Mike Huckabee.

“I’ve seen a lot of people go to Washington promising to change it; instead, Washington changed them. I don’t worry about that with Matt Gaetz because if he gets elected to Congress, I think he will do what he has been doing all his political life – changing the institutions and challenging them,” Governor Huckabee said. “He’s been 100% consistent in his pro-life convictions. He’s supported our Second Amendment and defended it vigorously. He’s supported lower taxes and he’s also trying to get government off the backs of small businesses. Matt is just the kind of Congressman we desperately need to have in Washington representing our interests, not the special interests. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Matt Gaetz for Congress in Florida’s First Congressional District,” he stated.

“I’m excited to have the support of Governor Huckabee in my campaign for Congress,” Gaetz said. “Mike is a dear friend, conservative champion, faith leader, and resident of the First Congressional District. He understands first-hand the failures of Washington and the need to fight for bold conservative reforms to restore America,” Gaetz continued.

“With Governor Huckabee’s endorsement, our high energy campaign continues to gain momentum. Fellow conservatives across Northwest Florida are excited about my campaign because they understand how important it is to defend the Second Amendment, stop illegal immigration, and defeat radical Muslim terrorists. I look forward to sharing my conservative message with voters as we knock doors, make calls, and talk to folks online in the final month of this campaign,” Gaetz said.

Matt Gaetz is an attorney from Fort Walton Beach and represents portions of Okaloosa County in the Florida House of Representatives. He currently chairs the Finance & Tax Committee. Known as one of the most skilled advocates in the Florida Legislature, Gaetz has been referred to as a “Conservative Firebrand” by Saintpetersblog.comand “One of the most pro-gun members to have ever served in the Florida Legislature” by Marion Hammer, past President of the NRA. Gaetz has received top legislative honors from the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association and Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association. The American Conservative Union deemed Matt Gaetz the “Defender of Liberty.”

Last month, California Gov. Jerry Brown reached a deal with legislators and labor unions to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, the highest of any state. It’s hard to argue that minimum wage workers in California don’t need a raise. The cost of living ranges from high to ridiculous, depending on where you live. In Silicon Valley, even a six figure income might not get you a decent home. San Francisco is even putting homeless people into “tiny houses” of under 100 square feet. So yes, California workers need higher salaries. But hiking the minimum wage is using one counter-productive liberal policy to solve a problem created by a lot of other counter-productive liberal policies.

California is an incredibly resource-rich state that was nicknamed the Golden State for good reason. But in recent years, it’s faced a tsunami of problems – crushing debt, high taxes, fleeing businesses, rampant illegal immigration, water shortages, rolling brownouts and more – and just about all its problems, short of earthquakes, have been caused by its leftwing government. California still has some very lucrative industries to keep the tax base afloat, like entertainment and high tech. But while those industries make a handful of people very wealthy, they drive up real estate prices and other costs of living in places where they’re centered. It makes it that much harder for anyone outside those industries to survive.

Add to that the massive costs of regulations that get passed along to the consumer. The state’s been trying to make it easier to start a business, but it’s still far more costly than in other states. There are all the generous social programs not restricted to actual US citizens. California has a state debt of over $130 billion and reportedly faces up to $220 billion in unfunded liabilities, mostly due to government worker pensions. That’s why the state has an income tax, sales tax, property tax, gas tax – well, let’s just say that if they could think of a way to tax earthquakes, they would.

So to help people cope with the high cost of the heavy hand of government, California will use the heavy hand of government to force struggling business owners to pay higher labor costs. Surely, this will have no negative effects. Well, maybe in Bernie Sanders’ dreams.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job creation in Seattle had been rising since 2010…until April of 2015, when it suddenly fell off a cliff, with the worst job losses of any 9-month period since the recession. What happened last April? Purely by coincidence, that was when their new minimum wage, the highest in America, took effect.

San Francisco already imposed a big hike in the city’s minimum wage. One of my favorite stories about that involved a used book store that had long been a hipster hangout. Patrons were shocked when the owner announced it was closing because the new minimum wage was going to cost him more than his entire net profits. One dumbfounded customer told a reporter that when he voted to double the minimum wage, he never imagined it was going to hurt businesses he liked!

Gov. Brown recently said that if Donald Trump became President, California would have to build a wall to keep Americans from fleeing into California. News flash, Jerry: you need to build a wall now to keep businesses from fleeing to Texas. A 50 percent hike in the minimum wage will only hasten that and make life worse for workers in the long run. It does people no favors to give them a raise if you make their jobs disappear.

There is a better way to get wages up. Rein in the tax-and-spending, and the social justice warrior mentality. Return to the type of business-friendly, low-regulation, free market policies that made California an economic dynamo to begin with. Stop focusing on raising the minimum wage and create conditions that help people achieve their maximum wage. But that’s unlikely, because it would require scrapping all the failed leftist policies that are dragging California down.

California workers should suggest that for once, politicians actually heed the advice of a Hollywood celebrity. I refer to Oliver Hardy, who used to tell his bumbling pal, Stan Laurel:

“Stop trying to help me!”

Thanks again for your continued interest in Huck PAC. Possibly as early as Friday, I am going to send you a National Issues Survey that I hope you will take the time to complete. I want to make sure that I understand which issues are most important to you as we prepare to support new candidates in Washington and as we take the fight to the liberals.

I also encourage you to learn more about the candidates we are supporting by visiting this section of our website: HuckPAC.com/Candidates. We've announced a new endorsement today in a North Carolina Congressional race. Click the link above to find out who!

In Liberty,

Mike

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