FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Republican Party of Kentucky announced today that 2008 Republican Presidential hopeful Governor Mike Huckabee will visit the Bluegrass State on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. Governor Huckabee will be the featured speaker at a forum at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts in the Weisiger Theatre from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will not be sold. Admission is on a first come, first serve basis.
"We are excited Governor Huckabee has chosen to come to Kentucky to share his vision for America and we applaud Centre College for its continued commitment to engaging Kentuckians in the political dialogue," stated Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson. "This forum provides our citizens with a rare opportunity to interact with one of the top contenders for the Republican Presidential nomination."
Governor Huckabee, campaigning on a platform of optimism and hope, feels the country needs a reawakening and a leader willing to address tough domestic issues, including how to improve the nation's infrastructure, education system and health care system. This will be Governor Huckabee's first visit to Kentucky as a Presidential candidate.
Centre College, located in Danville, Kentucky, has earned a national reputation as a "place where important conversations happen." In 2000, Centre College hosted the Vice Presidential debate to rave reviews and is currently a finalist to host a 2008 Presidential debate. Historically Centre has a tie to presidential politics, counting two Vice Presidents of the United States among it alumni (John C. Breckinridge and Adlai Stevenson). In addition, on October 28, 2007, Centre College will host one of the final Gubernatorial debates between Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher and Democrat candidate Steve Beshear.
Following the public forum, Governor Huckabee will be available to the media briefly.