STATEMENT BY MIKE HUCKABEE ON THE PASSING OF REV. JERRY FALWELL

COLUMBIA, SC – Former Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to news of the death of The Rev. Jerry Falwell.

“I’ve known Dr. Falwell since the mid 1970’s.  I’ve been to his church and spoke at the university last fall.  He was one of Christendom’s great leaders who stood by his convictions and never lost his common touch.  Many did not know about his sense of humor and compassion for people from all walks of life."

“Dr. Falwell helped spark a conservative movement that renewed our belief in our core values and a new confidence in what is good about America.  His efforts helped elect one of America’s greatest leaders, President Ronald Reagan, in 1980. We are deeply indebted to his service to our nation.”