PEORIA -- Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and cable news host, will be featured at State Senator Darin LaHood's (R-Peoria) annual Sizzle and Swizzle fundraiser on August 21st at Brewers Distributing in north Peoria.
The 44th Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee was one of the longest serving governors in his state’s history. He now hosts the number one weekend talk show on the Fox News Channel. Huckabee came in second behind John McCain in the 2008 Republican presidential primary is deciding whether to run again in 2016.
"As Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee achieved a strong record on tax cuts, fighting political corruption and improving the business climate. As a potential 2016 republican presidential candidate, I am honored to welcome Governor Huckabee to Peoria to support my campaign," LaHood said.
In Senator LaHood’s time in office this is the fourth major political speaker that has come to Peoria to campaign on his behalf. LaHood has welcomed Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (2011), former Presidential advisor Mary Matalin (2012) and former Speaker of the US House, Newt Gingrich in 2013.
Tickets to the event are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling (309) 219-6390.