Governor Rounds is Steering the Huckabee Presidential Campaign
The Argus had already mentioned it, but an official announcement is out from the Huckabee Campaign naming South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds as the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Huckabee for President Campaign:
Campaigning in Iowa today, Mike Huckabee announced that Governor Mike Rounds (R-SD) will serve as Chairman of the National Steering Committee of his presidential exploratory campaign.Read it all here. And you can also go to www.explorehuckabee.com for more information.
"I'm truly proud to have the strong support and backing of Mike Rounds -- a distinguished governor and true leader -- who also shares my governing philosophy and political ideas," said Huckabee, who served as Arkansas governor from 1996-2007, during a media availability in Sioux City.
Huckabee said Rounds, whose state shares a border with Iowa, will work with 2006 lieutenant governor nominee Bob Vander Plaats of Sioux City and former Iowa House Speaker Pro Tem Danny Carroll of Grinnell to help deliver Iowa and the early primary states. Huckabee previously named Vander Plaats and Carroll to serve as the Iowa chairman and co-chairman, respectively, of his presidential exploratory committee.
"I believe we need a strong leader to move America forward -- a leader with a proven record of achievement and a clear and optimistic vision for our future. That leader is Mike Huckabee," wrote Rounds in a letter being sent to the nation's Republican Governors. Lauding the strength of Huckabee's message and plan to restore America's greatness, Rounds cited Huckabee's ability to get things done during his tenure as chairman of the 50-state National Governors' Association as one reason why the GOP Governors should back the former Arkansas governor.