Mike Huckabee will endorse a Tea Party-backed candidate in the Michigan GOP Senate primary. The American Spectator has learned. The endorsement Wednesday from the former Arkansas governor is expected to be a major boost for Gary Glenn, waging an insurgent campaign for the Republican nomination to face Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2012.
"People had thought we had a two-man race between [former U.S. Rep. Pete] Hoekstra and [charter school executive Clark] Durant," said a source close to the Glenn campaign. "But the people of Michigan didn't get that memo."
An endorsement by Huckabee, whose 2008 presidential campaign made him a popular figure with grassroots conservatives, would lend Glenn's campaign instant national credibility and can be expected to boost his fundraising efforts.