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Duncan Hunter Endorses Huck

This was a surprise. From the Hunter statement:

“I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail,” said Hunter. “Of the remaining candidates I feel that he is strongly committed to strengthening national defense, constructing the border fence and meeting the challenge of China’s emergence as a military superpower that is taking large portions of America‚s industrial base.”

“Along with these issues of national security, border enforcement and protecting the U.S. industrial base, I see another quality of Mike Huckabee’s candidacy that compels my endorsement. Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity. I saw that character over the last year of campaigning and was greatly impressed. The other Republican candidates have many strengths and I wish them all well. My personal choice is Mike Huckabee,” Hunter concluded.

More: The endorsement of Huckabee just doesn’t seem to fit, given Hunter’s national-security orientation, concern about China, all that.  I thought it seemed so odd that, when I got the email a few minutes ago, I called Hunter’s spokesman to make sure it was right.  It’s not huge news – Hunter got all of 1,048 votes in the South Carolina – but a number of conservatives who paid close attention to the race liked Hunter, and they usually weren’t the sort to support Huckabee.

Byron York is is the author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

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