Former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee spent part of his Friday
afternoon touting the campaign of New Hanover County Commission Chairman and
District 7 congressional candidate Woody White.
White held a press conference at the Air Wilmington hangar on Friday, April 25,
and Huckabee said White would be an ideal choice for District 7, which covers
nine counties in southeastern North Carolina.
“I truly believe
that Woody is the kind of person that, when he gets to Washington, he is not
going to forget where he came from,” Huckabee said. “He is not going to forget
who he is, he better not forget to come back home and he will be rooted and
grounded — not in the Washington way but in the North Carolina way.”
not comment on why he thinks White is better suited for the position than his opponent,
Republican candidate David Rouser.
“I don’t know
his competitor so there is nothing unkind for me to say about the other
gentleman who is running,” he said.
Huckabee said he
did know White’s humility and strong conservative foundation would serve him
well in Washington.
“Woody has a temperate
and moderate spirit but a strong, un-moderate conviction about his conservative
beliefs,” Huckabee said. “That is refreshing for somebody to have the deepest,
absolutely rock solid conservative credentials but not be a person that comes
across with anger and a combative spirit.”
Stay tuned for
the full article, out in Lumina News
Thursday, May 1.