News release from Mike Huckabee campaign
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Former Arkansas Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee announced his Tennessee leadership team today, which includes U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. The Washington Post reported that Huckabee is building a “southern firewall”.
“Governor Huckabee has been a steadfast fiscal and social conservative and has the proven executive leadership our country desperately needs. The people of Tennessee share his values. I am honored to be on his team and look forward to helping him to victory in Tennessee,” said Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Huckabee for President Tennessee State Chair.
“I personally know Mike Huckabee’s character as he successfully led the State of Arkansas as Governor for 10 years. He is a man of high principles and fiscal integrity which are key ingredients needed to lead our nation and restore America to greatness,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Huckabee for President Tennessee Co-Chair.
Gov. Huckabee also released the following statement:
“Tennessee is a key plank to our campaign strategy, and I’m energized by the groundswell of conservative support we have across the Volunteer State. Brick by brick, we have built a strong grassroots team that is swelling across the country that will power us through the Republican primary.”
The Huckabee for President campaign also announced leadership in Arkansas, Georgia and North Carolina today. The following is a list of endorsements and members of the “Huckabee for President Leadership Team” in Tennessee.
U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, Huckabee for President State Chair
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr., Huckabee for President State Co-Chair
State Senator Ed Jackson, Co-Chair State Legislative Committee
State Representative Barry Doss, Co-Chair State Legislative Committee
State Representative Cameron Sexton, Co-Chair State Legislative Committee
Phil Cavendar, State Grassroots Chair
David Kustoff, State Director