Wednesday, he announced his endorsement of Beth Anne Rankin, who served under him for seven years during his time as governor. She unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Mike Ross (D) in the 2010 elections.
Rankin released the following statement about Huckabee's endorsement:
It is a tremendous honor to have the endorsement of Governor Mike Huckabee. The governor gave me a wonderful opportunity to serve the people of Arkansas by working in the Governor's Office for seven years, including serving as the policy advisor to the National Governors' Association, Capitol Hill and the White House, as well as serving as the Coordinator for the Governor's Summit on Economic Development. I am grateful for the experience of having served with one of America's most respected and trusted conservative leaders, and it is a tremendous honor to have his personal support. Having served as his policy advisor to Capitol Hill, I am thrilled to have Gov. Huckabee's expression of confidence in my ability to be a voice of leadership in the halls of Congress and to represent the values of the great people of the Fourth District of Arkansas.
Governor Huckabee will host a fundraiser for Rankin on Wednesday, February 15 at the Hot Springs Country Club starting at 11:30. For additional details call 870-901-7000.