GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee may be getting a boost in Iowa – especially from the evangelical vote – as a well known and respected pastor has endorsed Huckabee for president.
Pastor Terry Amann threw his support behind Huckabee’s campaign on Monday. The Des Moines pastor “is on every presidential candidate’s most wanted list when it comes to endorsements,” according to Craig Robinson, founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com.
Iowa’s Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler said Amann is “humble, fair minded” and has “a servant’s heart.”
Robinson describes Amann as a “respected member of the faith community in central Iowa and has a track record of helping political candidates he personally supports.”
Amann has a history of being a supporter of Huckabee in his 2008 run and a supporter of Rick Santorum during his 2012 campaign. Huckabee won Iowa in 2008, and Santorum in 2012. Amann stated to TheIowaRepublican.com:
As we enter the 2016 Presidential race, it is clear that we have several excellent candidates, and they have come to us at a very critical juncture in our Nation’s history. Today, we are more than just a Nation adrift and off course, but we find that the very soul of America is under extreme duress. In order to set the ship back on course, we need someone who is more than a just political thinker, and who has only man-made political solutions. We need someone who genuinely fears God and loves people. I believe that person in this presidential race is Governor Mike Huckabee.
“I know Governor Mike Huckabee to be a humble person who leans upon God, seeks counsel, acts decisively, and sees what American can be and should be – leading in the 21st Century. Therefore, Governor Huckabee has my prayers and full support.”
“Getting the nod again from someone like Pastor Amann is significant for a candidate like Huckabee,” Robinson noted, referencing the importance of the evangelical vote. “Getting a respected leader like Pastor Amann to sign on early should be a boost for the Huckabee campaign.”