With the Iowa caucuses quickly approaching, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee campaigned in five Iowa communities Tuesday, including a stop in Forest City. Huckabee plans to tour all 99 counties in Iowa before the Iowa caucuses on February 1, 2016.
Huckabee’s campaign slogan is “From Hope to Higher Ground,” and he says the next president needs to put America first monetarily, militarily and morally.
During Huckabee’s stop in Forest City, he spoke about fencing off and securing the borders, strengthening our military and defeating the evil forces of radical Islam, as well as passing the Fair Tax as a way to hinder illegals in our country.
Huckabee also cited internal polling as a source for optimism going forward: In a poll of 5,000 caucus-goers statewide last week, 75 percent said they hadn’t decided who to support, and another 58 percent couldn’t even say what candidate they were leaning toward.
After Tuesday’s stops, Huckabee will have visited 94 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Counties left to visit are Butler, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock and Keokuk. He plans to return to Iowa on January 1st.
Huckabee won over Winnebago County and the Iowa Caucuses in 2008 after trailing 48 days before the vote.