AUSTIN—Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his endorsement of Sen. Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor of Texas today. In a statement, Gov. Huckabee said:
“I’m proud to endorse Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor because Dan Patrick is an authentic conservative leader with a proven record of fighting for life, border security, tax reform and less government spending and debt.
Dan Patrick shares our values, is a Pro-Life committed Christian and has successfully passed laws to defend life and honor God in the Texas Senate and Texas state pledge.
It’s often said that Lieutenant Governor is the most influential position in Texas state government. I can think of no one better to serve as the next Lieutenant Governor of Texas and lead on the issues that matter most to conservatives than my friend Dan Patrick.”
Sen. Dan Patrick said: “I’m humbled to have the support of Governor Mike Huckabee, one of the top conservative and pro-life leaders in America, and someone who Texans admire for his conservative convictions and outstanding leadership.”
More about Gov. Mike Huckabee: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is the host of the number one rated weekend hit HUCKABEE on the Fox News Channel and Cumulus Media Networks’ syndicated radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, heard on more than 175 stations. He’s also heard three times daily across the nation on The Huckabee Report syndicated on almost 600 stations, and has been the fastest growing new program on the Cumulus Media Network in recent years.
After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, in which he finished second to John McCain, he formed HuckPAC to assist conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states.
From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. Governing magazine named him as one of its ‘Public Officials of the Year’ and Time Magazine has honored him as one of the five best governors in America.
The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend part of their time in Arkansas. They have three grown children: John Mark, David and Sarah and two grandchildren, Chandler and Scarlett.