Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ron Paul pays for Huckabee's critics to come to Iowa

Even Ron Paul is coming after Huckabee and what's really bad is that he has the bucks to do some damage. It's is really bad timing to get ahead in the polls right before the Iowa Caucasus everyone beats up the front runner and he won't have a lot of time to respond:

Two former Republican legislators from Mike Huckabee 's home state are in Iowa this week criticizing Huckabee's record on immigration and taxes on trips paid for by Ron Paul, one of Huckabee's Republican presidential rivals.

Paul's campaign said Thursday it was paying former Sen. Jim Holt and former Rep. Randy Minton about $5,000 each to go to Iowa for a series of radio interviews criticizing Huckabee's 10 1/2 years as Arkansas governor.

"We just want to make sure Iowans get the full picture of what Governor Huckabee did when he was in office," said Paul's campaign spokesman, Jesse Benton."There hasn't been a whole lot of information going out."

To counter the criticism, Huckabee brought in a group of longtime Arkansas supporters to defend his record.