Huckabee’s First Ad Has Star Power

Nov 18, 2007 1:05pm

ABC News’ Kevin Chupka Reports: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s first campaign television ad packs a karate punch with celebrity flair. Ask anyone on the campaign and they’ll tell you Huckabee is a star, but with his national name recognition still nascent, Huckabee called on his most famous endorser to be his right hand man, Chuck Norris.

The ad is based around what they call "HuckChuck Facts," a play on the Internet phenomenon "Chuck Norris Facts" "Mike Huckabee’s a life long hunter who’ll protect our second amendment right" says Norris. "There’s no chin behind Chuck Norris’ beard, only another fist" quips Huckabee.

The ad is set simply with "Huck and Chuck" sitting in a Western style room, the camera cutting between the two. "This is a light-hearted ad which draws attention to important issues. We want to show that running for President is serious business but a person can have fun doing it," Huckabee said in a campaign release today.

You can view the ad HERE.

The ad, which according to the Associate Press begins airing this week on cable stations in Iowa, comes on the heals of strong poll numbers for the Huckabee campaign in that state.

According to the poll, released last week by CBS News and the New York Times, Huckabee is trailing leader former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by only six points and it would see the ad is latest push by the campaign to get Huckabee’s message of secure borders, second amendment rights and the fair tax out to the voters that, right now, are in Huckabee’s crosshairs.

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