The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 5/4/8

The outcome of next week’s 1st District congressional runoff is important to Republican chances in the November general election, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Saturday.

Speaking at Joe Joe’s Espresso Cafe, the former Arkansas governor said the Democrats “know this district is being looked at as a beachhead” to set a trend, which is why Republicans must turn out to vote May 13 and stop recent Democratic advances in Congress.

“Greg Davis will be the best congressman you can elect for this district,” he told a crowd of about 80 after a private breakfast for about a dozen at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.

“I believe it matters if we stand up to the Nancy Pelosis of the world. I don’t think that’s how folks around here think,” Huckabee said, referring to the current speaker of the U.S. House from California, a Democrat.