Mike Huckabee endorses evangelist Scott Dawson in Alabama governor's race

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(AL.com) — Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has endorsed evangelist Scott Dawson in the race for the Republican nomination for governor of Alabama.

Scott Dawson, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Alabama, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. (Dawson campaign)

Huckabee announced his support for Dawson on the "Rick and Bubba" radio program. Dawson has been a regular guest on the program and announced his candidacy on the show.

"Scott Dawson brings the right heart to the job and I am thrilled to be with him," said Huckabee, who carried Alabama during the 2008 Republican primary for president.

Huckabee has known Dawson for more than a decade, according to a news release from Dawson's campaign. "I think being a pastor is the greatest preparation a person can have for public service," Huckabee said.

Dawson thanked Huckabee for standing behind his candidacy.

The primary is June 5.

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