Apparently Mike Huckabee is going to announce a big endorsement today. From Fox News’ Cam Cameron:

In Florida on Sunday following the univision debate I interviewed the governor. Afterward he and his staffers heavily advertised a big news making endorsement Friday in NH.

It’s a national figure. They were very excited. They have been telling reporters ever since so its likely to leak…interesting way and time to raise expectations.

Any guesses on who the big endorsement might be?

Update: From Wikipedia:

Ed Rollins (born March 19, 1943) is a Republican campaign consultant and advisor who has worked on a number of high profile political campaigns in the United States. He was named the campaign chairman for the Mike Huckabee campaign in December, 2007.[1]

Edward Rollins was born in Boston, Massachusetts. There, he was raised in a Democratic household. His family later moved to Vallejo, California, because his father had found work there as an electrician at the city’s Mare Island Naval Base. Rollins briefly studied at Washington University in St. Louis before he attended California State University, Chico, where he served as Student Body President his senior year. He also fought as boxer while an undergraduate. Rollins later served in a number of Republican staff positions in the California State Assembly.

Rollins is best known for his work as National Campaign Director to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election in which Reagan won 49 states. Before joining the campaign Rollins served as Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and Director of the Office of Political Affairs from 1981-83. Rollins was hired in 1981 to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs under Lyn Nofziger, rising to the role of Assistant when Nofzinger resigned in November of 1981.

Update: And CNN:

A veteran Republican strategist considered by many the architect of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 landslide election victory is set to take the helm of Mike Huckabee’s surging presidential bid, CNN has learned.

Ed Rollins — the longtime GOP strategist who worked in the Reagan White House, ran former Sen. Jack Kemp’s 1988 White House run, and played a key role in Ross Perot’s 1992 presidential bid — will be formally named Huckabee’s national campaign chairman later Friday at an event in New Hampshire.

Rollins told CNN’s John King that over the last several months he has become “more and more impressed by the day” with Huckabee. Asked if he thought Huckabee — who currently holds leads in key early voting states in several recent polls — has the chance to win the nomination over more well-known and better funded candidates, Rollins said “the skill factor is certainly there.”

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