Friday, May 2, 2008

Huckabee Camp denies any alliance w/ Paul Camp in Oklahoma

Subject: No support for Paul plot from Huckabee camp, says Pruitt, Ford
From: Mike Ford
Date: April 17, 2008 09:33 PM

I have been asked about a rumor that has been running through the Oklahoma GOP circles this week, regarding our support for the tactics and agenda by Ron Paul's supporters to dominate the Republican delegate process to control the party's nomination and platform.

While Governor Huckabee's supporters are free to support whatever candidate or cause they wish, there is no significant draw away from our support base to this movement, to our knowledge. Though a handful of former Huckabee supporters may or may not be affiliated with Ron Paul now, it is our understanding that the overwhelming majority of Mike's supporters are remaining faithful to the party.

As Mr. Huckabee has requested, we continue to rally the party forward with the conservative values that have brought us together, displaying the most impressive grassroots passion and effectiveness of this primary election season.

As Mike Huckabee has proven by the formation of his new project, Huck PAC, the Republican Party can continue to rely on the Governor and his supporters to help keep the White House and regain the majority in Congress and Governorships.

In order to deny and distance Mike Huckabee, as well as his Oklahoma campaign staff, grassroots leaders, volunteers and supporters from this activity, the following quotes have been made available.

"Nothing could be farther from the truth. The only coalition we have is the Republican Party. The primary race is over, McCain won and we will support the party and our nominee."
- Mike Ford
HucksArmy Grassroots Organizer /Oklahoma

"Any individual who is supporting these tactics is not representative of either the Official Mike Huckabee campaign staff or the Unofficial Mike Huckabee grassroots staff. We are dedicated to supporting Mike in his newest endeavors, which includes electing Republicans this fall, particularly John McCain."
- Scott Pruitt
Oklahoma for Huckabee/Official State Chairman

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