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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Little Rock, Arkansas – Today, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) announced his endorsement of Mark Harris for U.S. House in North Carolina.

“I am very excited to endorse Mark Harris for Congress because he’s a true conservative who will join us in fighting against the status quo in Washington, DC. Americans are looking for leaders who they can trust to place their oath of office above partisan politics by fighting for the Constitution and standing up for what they believe in. Mark is the kind of person who does what he believes is right and doesn’t calculate the political benefits for himself.  He’s a great choice for conservatives and Republicans in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.”

“In his role as a Pastor, Mark has the lifelong experience of guiding people from all walks of life through every problem you could imagine.  He is a 100% Pro-Life and supports Traditional Marriage. For these reasons and many more I am proud to support Mark for Congress.”

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

April 18, 2016

Huck PAC Kicks Off!


If you want to join me in only supporting conservatives in Washington who are fighting for these things, then please support Huck PAC in the weeks and months ahead as we gear up for what may be the most contentious election of our lifetime.

Today, 4pm EDT; 3pm CDT—Fox Business

Tomorrow—7am, EDT, 6am CDT Fox Business with Maria Bartaromo; 5pmEDT; 4pm CDT Fox Business; 9pm EDT; 8pm CDT—The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly

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Little Rock, Arkansas – Today, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) announced his endorsement of French Hill for U.S. House in Arkansas.

“Huck PAC and I are pleased to endorse French Hill for re-election to Congress, representing the 2nd Congressional District in Arkansas,” said Governor Huckabee.

"French Hill is a solid conservative and a successful businessman--not a career politician. He is a dear friend ready, willing, and able to fight for our conservative values in Washington, and I proudly support his campaign. He is a champion of our Second Amendment rights, life member of the NRA, and a passionate outdoorsman. He is fighting in Congress for tax cuts and an end to the out of control, budget-busting spending that is bankrupting America’s future.

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

Little Rock, Arkansas – Today, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) announced his endorsement of Trent Franks for U.S. House in Arizona.

“Huck PAC and I are pleased to endorse Trent Franks for re-election to Congress, representing the 8th Congressional District in Arizona,” said Governor Huckabee.

Trent is 100% Pro-Life.  He is known both inside and outside of Congress for his tireless work to defund Planned Parenthood and end abortion.  Trent is also a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.  Since he was elected to Congress, Trent has fought against the federal government getting in the way of hard-working Americans trying to make a living.  He understands less government means more liberty and more freedom for you and your family to determine your own future.”

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

Little Rock, Arkansas – Today, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) announced his endorsement of John Boozman for U.S. Senate in Arkansas.

“I am very excited to endorse John Boozman for U.S. Senate because he’s a strong conservative who will join us in fighting for the care our Veterans deserve.  Americans are looking for leaders who will keep their promises to the people. John, the son of a Veteran, has been fighting for Veterans’ issues since he was elected to Congress.  And now in the U.S. Senate John has continued to lead this fight and is the right choice for conservatives and Republicans in Arkansas," said Gov. Huckabee.

"John is committed to protecting Life and is a strong advocate for traditional marriage. John supports the Fairtax and has been a leader in Washington in the fight to secure our borders.   These are the reasons why I am supporting John Boozman through my political leadership committee Huck PAC.”

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

Little Rock, Arkansas – Today, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-Arkansas) announced his endorsement of Chuck Fleischmann for U.S. House in Tennessee.

“I’ve been supporting Chuck Fleiscmann since he first ran for Congress in 2010.  I have stood by him and cheered him on from the sidelines as he’s consistently voted for conservative principles and ably represented his constituents in Congress" said Gov. Huckabee.

“Chuck is passionately pro-life and has voted for the ban on partial-birth abortions as well as voting in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood.  Chuck is also a strong opponent of Obamacare and has voted to protect the Second Amendment at every opportunity.  In fact, Chuck has a 100% pro-life and 2nd Amendment voting record.  Chuck is a fiscal conservative as well as being a social conservative.  Chuck supports a Balanced Budget Amendment.”

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