Huck: I Didn't Shake Down GOP Candidate
Denies he sought $250K for endorsement
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2010 6:36 PM CDT
Rick Scott, the GOP gubernatorial candidate that Mike Huckabee did not endorse.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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(Newser) – Mike Huckabee's crew is moving swiftly to stamp out rumors that the onetime presidential candidate offered up his endorsement in Florida's gubernatorial primary—for the bargain-basement discount price of $250,000, according to Politico. A blogger reported yesterday than an unnamed source in Rick Scott's camp told him that Huck had let it be known "his endorsement could be had for $250,000 dollars.”

"Gov. Huckabee only endorses who he believes will be the best person for the position," says the head of Huckabee's PAC, "and in this case, that’s Florida gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum. This lie from a mysterious source within the Rick Scott campaign shows how dishonest and desperate his campaign is."