While in Iowa to raise money for his former caucus chairman’s run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, Mike Huckabee also lent his endorsement to Vander Plaats’ campaign.
Huckabee had the following to say about Vander Plaats, “Bob hasn’t officially announced his intentions yet, but I don’t mind giving him a little nudge because the stakes are so high for Iowa. This state desperately needs new leadership and Bob’s determination to make great things happen in unequaled.”
Huckabee went on to say, “Bob’s committed to leading Iowa forward by reforming the way the state government works, putting an end to the Democrats’ runaway spending and really opening Iowa for business so you have an economy that’s hitting on all cylinders. He has front-line, real-world experience as a public school teacher and principal and he’s been a leader in the human services and health care field. Education and human services make up roughly 80 percent of the state’s budget and it’s about time you had someone leading this state who truly understands how to make those systems work better instead of protecting the status quo.”
Earlier in the afternoon, Huckabee sat down to talk with The Iowa Republican about why he thinks Vander Plaats would make a good governor.
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