Friday, February 1, 2008

Black Conservatives Urge Mike Huckabee To Keep Running

    PRESS CONFERENCE: Monday, February 4, 2008, 9:45 AM, National Press
Club, 529 14th Street NW, DC

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of
black conservatives from across the country are holding a press conference
to urge former Governor Mike Huckabee to stay in the presidential race for
the Republican nomination until the Convention.

"Governor Huckabee should not be intimidated to stop his bid for the
republican nomination," states Don Scoggins, veteran GOP activist and among
other conservatives hosting the press conference. "The momentum of the
grassroots that propelled this party into victory is behind Mike and will
not stop fighting for him regardless of his bank account," also states
Scoggins, president of Republicans for Black Empowerment, a DC based
national grassroots organization.

The concern of the group is the pressure that is mounting by republican
talking heads to push governor Huckabee out of the race. The consensus is
that Huckabee's campaign was deliberately sabotaged by Fred Thompson in
South Carolina to hone out a two man race between McCain and Romney in
Florida. Polls still show Huckabee leading in many southern states, and
competitive in others even with limited resources.

"Inside-the-beltway Republicans have lost touch with the increasing
seriousness with which heartland conservatives relate to the traditional
values agenda," states Star Parker, a nationally syndicated columnist and
conservative activist. "More and more folks are feeling personally
assaulted by the meaninglessness that is gripping our culture and believe
that Mike Huckabee is the only republican candidate that embodies the moral
clarity of the GOP ideals. The groundswell generating support for
Huckabee's candidacy understand that moral and economic health go hand in
hand and should not be underestimated."

Numerous African American conservatives, many also veteran Republican
Party activists, are scheduled to speak at the one hour press conference.

When: Monday, February 4, 2008 - 9:45 AM

Where: National Press Club (Murrow Room)

Who: Black Conservatives for Mike Huckabee

SOURCE Republicans for Black Empowerment

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