It’s pretty rare that I get wind of breaking news before other people do. However, twenty-seven Missouri politicians are about to announce their support of Mike Huckabee.

While there has been a lot of questions about whether he would be able to translate his momentum into victories in the caucuses, this sort of endorsement will give him an enormous boost in a state in which he has recently started to lead.

This is from the press release:

“Governor Huckabee represents the true conservative principals that many Missouri Republicans value,” Missouri State Senator and Chair of Huckabee’s Missouri organization Delbert Scott said. “When we met with the Governor last week, his sincerity really stood out.”

Twenty-three state representatives and four state senators are publicly supporting Huckabee. “Governor Huckabee’s recent surge in Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida has been reflected here in Missouri,” Missouri State Representative Brian Yates said. “In the past two weeks, we have added many new endorsements from all areas of the state.”

Here are the names of those endorsing him:

Missouri Elected Officials Endorsing Mike Huckabee for President
Representative Brian Baker
Senator Matt Bartle
Representative Mark Bruns
Representative Wayne Cooper
Representative Ed Emery
Representative Barney Fisher
Representative Walt Franz
Representative Steve Hunter
Representative Will Kraus
Senator Brad Lager
Representative Scott Lipke
Representative Bob May
Representative Brian Munzlinger
Representative Bob Nance
Representative Brian Nieves
Representative Darrell Pollack
Senator Chuck Purgason
Representative Don Ruzicka
Representative David Sater
Representative Rodney Schad
Representative Charlie Schlottach
Senator Delbert Scott
Representative Jason Smith
Representative Mike Sutherland
Representative Don Wells
Representative Dennis Wood
Representative Brian Yates

Missourians can join the campaign here.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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