Mike Huckabee-Organization, South Carolina
revised November 19, 2008

Honorary Chair former South Carolina First Lady Iris Campbell
(announced Feb. 12, 2007)
Senior National Advisor Mike Campbell
(announced Feb. 12, 2007)  In June 2006, Campbell won a three-way primary for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina by 8%, before narrowly losing in a run-off two weeks later to the incumbent.  Businessman.  Founded, in 2003, and is president and CEO of Palmetto International, LLC, which represents and secures projects for companies to participate in the reconstruction efforts in Iraq.  Founded, in 2002, and president and CEO of the Crescent Group Inc., a business development-consulting firm specializing in government relations.  Co-owned a successful chain of 19 Wendy’s fast food restaurants located throughout South Carolina.  Director for business development and governmental affairs at Quovadx.  Co-founding shareholder in TeleQuest Corporation.  Vice president of marketing and business development for Banc Plus Corporation.  Worked in the hospitality industry.  Experience on many South Carolina campaigns; volunteered on Ronald Reagan's campaign in 1980 at age 12.  Youngest son of former Gov. Caroll A Campbell.

"Campaign Manager"
former Gov. David Beasley
Former Gov. Beasley and his wife, former First Lady Mary Wood Beasley, endorsed Huckabee in May 2007.   Huckabee describes him as campaign manager in his book Do the Right Thing.

Adam Piper
Grassroots coordinator of Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina the state chapter launched Aug. 31, 2006 with Mike Campbell as director).  Political director on Mike Campbell's 2006 primary campaign for lieutenant governor.  Political director on State Sen. Russ Potts 2005 gubernatorial campaign in Virginia.  Graduate of the University of South Carolina, and active in the College Republicans there.

Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer (Jan. 17, 2008)

Republican Sportshooters Association (Fort Mill, SC) - Wayne Wilkinson, President  (Nov. 26, 2007)

U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) (Nov. 21, 2007) Initially elected to represent the Fourth District of South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, and part of Laurens County) in 1993, he stepped down to run for the U.S. Senate in 1998.  Elected to Congress again in 2004 and re-elected in 2006.  Graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

(Oct. 28, 2007)
- State Senator David Thomas (District 8; part of Greenville County).
- State Senator Danny Verdin (District 9; parts of Greenville and Laurens Counties).
- State Representative Liston Barfield (District 58; part of Horry County).
- State Representative Glenn Hamilton (District 20; part of Greenville County).
- State Representative Keith Kelly (District 35, part of Spartanburg County).
- State Representative Rex Rice (District 26, parts of Greenville and Pickens Counties).
- Former State Representative Warren Arthur - currently Chairman of the Darlington County Republican Party.
- Dr. George Graham, former Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party (Spartanburg)  

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