Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee knows something about Iowa and owes Iowans a big sloppy kiss for his good fortunes. He just offered a public smooch to a possible senate candiate. Huckabee won the Republican presidential caucuses in the state in 2008. Since then, he has become a well-known voice, and well-paid one at that, on television, radio and the speech circuit. On his nationally syndicated radio show, he offered praise for Fourth District Congressman Steve King, who is mulling a campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2014 (long-time Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s seat, which he will give up when he retires).
Huckabee said during his interview with King, “Gosh, I’ve been in Iowa a lot. And if anything, Steve King would be an incredibly strong candidate, probably enough to scare a lot of the other Republicans off the ballot.”
King offered his appreciation for Huckabee’s kind words. He also continued his criticism of the Obama White House for releasing suspected illegal immigrants and blaming sequestration cuts. King said, “We find out this administration doesn’t need to have legal direction or legal justification for what they do. They just do whatever the politics of the moment seem to reward them and more forward accordingly.”
King also disagreed with fellow Republicans’ push for immigration reform.