Governor Mike Huckabee is going to kick off our Saturday morning at the RedState Gathering. We are delighted he will be with us. Governor Huckabee has decided to bypass the Iowa Straw Poll altogether as several of the other candidates will also do.

Governor Huckabee won the Iowa Caucus in 2008, surprising a lot of people. He didn’t run in 2012. But he is in the race this time. One of the calculations for the Huckabee campaign is that the Governor can connect with middle class and blue collar voters better than most. He’s got the skills of a preacher and a talk radio host along with his background in government and public policy.

Governor Huckabee will be joining Governors Bush, Jindal, Perry, and Walker at the RedState Gathering, along with [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ], and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. We will continue announcing speakers over the next several weeks including a few more Senators. You should know, however, that the event is filling up pretty rapidly now that people realize just who all is coming.

This is just a fair warning. You can register at www.redstategathering.com. You probably want to go on and do that before our next wave of announcements.