TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says fellow Republican Alan Nunnelee would be north Mississippi's friend in Congress because he wouldn't support Democrat Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House.
Nunnelee is running for the U.S. House seat held since 2008 by Democrat Travis Childers.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Huckabee spoke to about 200 people Wednesday at a Nunnelee fundraising event in Tupelo.
The former presidential candidate said he's confident about Nunnelee's chance of winning the June 1 Republican primary, which will include at least two other candidates — former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and former Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan of Oxford.
Childers is expected to be the Democratic nominee. The general election is Nov. 2.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://nems360.com/