3:54 PM, Sep 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The National Right to Life Committee, which typically endorses pro-life incumbents, has endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell for reelection in 2014. WDRB.com has the story:
It's a big endorsement for McConnell but, so far, social issues have taken a back seat in the race. In fact, this is the first time abortion has been raised as an issue in the campaign, and a big reason may be your wallet.
"On behalf of the National Right to Life Committee, I'm very proud and honored to announce the National Right to Life endorsement of Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life at a Louisville news conference.
In endorsing McConnell, National Right to Life pointed to his long-time pro-life record. "When someone has been there for you, and in the trenches fighting for you, that's when we're going to come back and say we're with you as well," said Tobias.
Both McConnell and his primary challenger Matt Bevin are pro-life.
McConnell appears to be earning support from other social conservatives as well. Last month, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee endorsed McConnell over Bevin, his challenger in the GOP primary.
8:29 AM, Jan 19, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new online ad from Newt Gingrich reminds voters of what the three principals from the 2008 South Carolina primary--John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Fred Thompson--had to say about Mitt Romney at the time. Watch below:
3:50 PM, Sep 30, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Reuters reports on new rumors that former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is considering getting into the race:
1:58 PM, Sep 12, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Maggie Haberman reports: "Mike Huckabee rapped Rick Perry for his Social Security comments on Laura Ingraham's radio show, and suggested that Tim Pawlenty lined up behind Mitt Romney because he may be the more 'electable' choice."
2:49 PM, Jun 6, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Jan Crawford reports:
As she prepares to enter the race in Iowa later this month, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has signed on high-profile political strategist Ed Rollins to run her presidential campaign, according to two sources close to Bachmann.
But others will enter.6:33 AM, May 22, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Not running: Mike Huckabee, the 2008 runner-up; John Thune, the likeliest candidate from the Senate, the body that has produced the out-party candidate in 2008, 2004, and 1996; Mike Pence, who could lay as much claim as anyone to represent the conservative movement; and Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels, effective two-term governors with impressive D.C. experience as well.
The GOP presidential race begins to get interesting.6:07 PM, May 1, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Mitch Daniels is likely, I’m told, to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in the next couple of weeks. Michele Bachmann will, I think, enter the race in June. And it now looks as if Mike Huckabee is also going to run.
...And the media rush to cover the non-existent war between fiscal and social conservatives.2:29 PM, Feb 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
CNN is currently running with this short report on former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, with a somewhat breathless headline. It seems that for the Baptist preacher turned pol, the "abortion issue trumps all":