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Richard Viguerie: Huckabee Proves Again He's No Conservative

Contact: Bob Sturm, 703-396-6974; after 6 PM Eastern, Vi Shields or Bob Sturm; 703-906-6542, 703-307-8176


MANASSAS, Va., July 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, released the following statement regarding Mike Huckabee's endorsement of Alaska Congressman Don Young in a contested Republican primary against Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell:


"Mike Huckabee claims he's a conservative, but his actions show just the opposite. The latest proof is his endorsement of Congressman Don Young in Alaska's Republican Primary.


"Ever since he won the Iowa caucuses, I've been warning my fellow conservatives that Huckabee is a Christian socialist. He's good on social issues but was the most liberal of all the Republican presidential candidates on economic issues.


"Huckabee's Huck PAC is supporting Young against Sean Parnell, a principled conservative. I doubt that very few of the contributors to Huck PAC knew their money would end up helping Young's re-election campaign.


"Young, who is under federal investigation for illegal gratuities and unreported gifts, is a world-class porker, infamous for his Bridge to Nowhere and hundreds of millions in other earmarks.


"Young is an essential part of the massive culture of corruption in politics that runs hand-and-glove with Big Government and is causing almost all Americans to lose confidence in Congress."


NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times). His latest book is Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books), which, Jerome Corsi wrote in WorldNetDaily, is "destined to become a classic of conservative thinking" and "may be the most important conservative book written in the last quarter century."