Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is campaigning for David Kustoff in the 8th Congressional District’s crowded Republican primary, reports the Jackson Sun.
Huckabee first appeared on television ads supporting Kustoff a couple of weeks ago, and Wednesday he took the opportunity to encourage voters to support the former U.S. Attorney out of Shelby County. He said Kustoff is someone who won’t change once he gets to Washington, D.C.
“I’m absolutely convinced that David Kustoff is the kind of person who when you send [them] to Congress you’re never going to pick up the paper in the morning and be surprised at how he voted,” Huckabee said. “He’s never going to embarrass you. He’s not going to make you mad.
“You’re going to pick up the paper and see, ‘that’s exactly what we sent him there to do,’” he said.
…Also present was current U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Frog Jump, who caused the 8th congressional shakeup, which has seen 20 candidates run for the vacated seat, when he announced he would not be seeking re-election earlier this year. He made a brief appearance Wednesday, but didn’t endorse Kustoff.
“It matters who governs. It matters who serves. It matters who votes in our district in Washington,” Fincher said. “It’s been an honor to serve and we love all of you to death and it’s been unreal the last six years.”