Orlando, FL – Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee received an endorsement from Florida Senate Majority Leader Daniel Webster on Tuesday.
"I'm grateful for Senator Webster's endorsement," Huckabee said. "He's been a consistent leader in the Florida legislature for more than two decades and is a strong supporter of the same common sense, conservative values that I have advocated in my run for the Presidency."
Webster has held various leadership roles in the Florida legislature. Before his election to the Senate in 1998, he served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, where he was the first Republican to hold the position in 122 years.
"The governor's proved himself to be a leader," Sen. Webster said. "Not just someone who sat there and pushed against what was happening, but became the leader of a state that had a lot of problems. He did it in an environment that was somewhat hostile not only to his principles, but also his party."
Webster's endorsement comes on the heels of Tuesday's Insider Advantage poll which showed Huckabee in a strong second place behind Rudy Giuliani in Florida.