COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced Monday that former South Carolina First Lady Iris Campbell will serve as Honorary South Carolina State Chair of his Presidential Exploratory Committee -- and that Campbell's youngest son, Mike Campbell, will serve as a Senior National Advisor to the campaign. "I am tremendously pleased and honored to have the winning support of such a gracious and politically-savvy First Lady, Iris Campbell, and her son, Mike Campell, a rising star both in South Carolina and nationally," said Huckabee during a news conference today. "I look forward to their guidance and leadership in this critically-important state as we move
Mrs. Campbell stated, "Mike Huckabee is a tremendous leader who will make a great President. He is a true conservative and a man of character and vision. Mike is the kind of individual Carroll would have enjoyed helping and I am proud to offer my support and look forward to helping him get elected."
Mike Campbell joined, "Governor Huckabee is the only candidate with proven conservative credentials. In addition, his executive experience and common- sense approach to governing will serve our nation well. He is a genuine leader who possesses true conviction on the challenges facing our nation and doesn't have to attempt to re-invent himself for the sake of getting elected. People throughout South Carolina and across America can identify with Mike Huckabee and will elect our next President."
Since 1980, the late Governor Carroll Campbell and his family have played an integral role in helping each candidate they have chosen to support (Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, and George W. Bush) win the South Carolina GOP Presidential Primary -- and ultimately the nomination.