Friday, July 22, 2011

Huckpac's Jason Schultz Endorses Ron Paul Iowa

Rep. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) of the Iowa House of Representatives' 55th District today announced plans to endorse Ron Paul in his 2012 campaign for President of the United States.

Jason Schultz was endorsed by Governor Mike Huckabee on August 19 2010:
“Huck PAC and I are proud to endorse Jason Schultz for State Representative District 55. Jason shares our traditional family values, and will fight to protect the sanctity of life and traditional marriage between one man and one woman. Jason served his country honorably in the Iowa National Guard for seven years dedicating himself to protect the freedoms upon which this country was founded."
As I wrote june 10

"Early strategic endorsements by Republican Iowa legislators Glenn Massie and Kim Pearson, Huckabee supporter in 2008, indicates that Ron Paul's candidacy is well on the way to become the ideal choice for those grassroot social conservatives that backed Mike Huckabee in 2008"
A vote on Kim Pearson's Roe-Wade challenging Total Abortion Ban bill by Iowa House Republicans on the 10th of may gives some insight in the split among Republicans in Iowa. As John Deeth writes on his blog:
"If you wanted a perfect measure of the split in the Iowa House Republicans, you couldn't have done better than yesterday's vote on Kim Pearson's Roe-Wade challenging Total Abortion Ban bill. The roll call is a clip-n-save checklist for Campaign 2012: Conservative vs. Very Conservative, Main Street vs. Tea Party, Pragmatist vs. Purist, Leadership vs. Those On The Outs, this has it all."
If you look carefully, the three Representatives that endorsed Ron Paul sofar are all on the left side and in the same column.

Huckpac endorsed 12 candidates in november 2010, 5 incumbents (Jason Schultz) and 7 non-incumbents (\(Kim Pearson).

It's clear Huckabee supporters are swinging in the direction of Ron Paul.

To underline his decision Jason schultz twittered today:
@Jason_Schultz Look at this! RT @RasmussenPoll Obama 41%, Ron Paul 37%...

Drew Ivers, Ron Paul's Iowa Campaign chairman, endorsed several candidates in 2010 that are also on the Huckpac list. Very interesting to read. It confirms my earlier observation that:
"Since 2008 Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee's supporters have been the driving force behind the Tea Party"
Jim DeMint seems to understand this the best when he focuses on how libertarians and social conservatives strive for a common goal.

Bloggers played an important role in Huckabee's campaign in 2008, and are allready playing an important role this year. Huckabee 2008 bloggers, like myself, seem to be leaning towards Ron Paul this time. As One mom puts it:

"I, like many conservatives have not selected a candidate for this presidential election. Of those currently running, Ron Paul continues to move to the top of my list"

Ron Paul's campaign is reaching out to bloggers, attracting Jack Hunter of the southern avenger blog as official campaign blogger. Ron Paul received blogger Julie Borowski in his office yesterday. Watch her video below.

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