July 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Mike Huckabee and Rep. Allen West waded into the GOP primary battle for Florida’s newly drawn 7th congressional district, with the former presidential candidate endorsing Rep. John Mica and the tea party firebrand backing his fellow freshman Rep. Sandy Adams.
Huckabee on Wednesday announced his support of Mica, calling the ten-term incumbent a “proven leader who doesn’t just talk; he achieves sound conservative results.”
In a statement, Huckabee said “Mica’s 100% pro-life, pro-family, and pro-2nd amendment record is one I commend and salute! He’s voted against every bailout and Obama stimulus plan and is an original co-sponsor of the FairTax. He joins me in sheer determination to repealing Obamacare.”
Adams reacted to the high-profile endorsement by rolling out her own big-name supporter. In a statement from the Adams campaign, West said he and Adams went to Washington two years ago “to work to get our republic back on track. We quickly learned the problems were deeper and there were some entrenched careerist politicians who supported the status quo.”
West said he backed Adams because she represents a “new generation of Republican conservatives who have come to the halls of Congress to find solutions and is working tirelessly against some on Capitol Hill who would rather perpetuate the problems.”
Adams recently nabbed the endorsement of Sarah Palin.