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Does Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Support Shared Parenting?
In a potentially important development, Michigan shared parenting activists Mike Saxton and Dan Diebolt say that Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee endorses shared parenting. According to Saxton: "At a press conference [Monday] at Demmer Corp. in Lansing, Michigan, I had the opportunity to discuss shared parenting with Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. I asked...'if you were elected President what would you do you to ensure that children have equal access to both fit parents, regardless of marital status?' He replied that he supports shared parenting... "We discussed Michigan's shared parenting bill HB 4564 and I asked if he would endorse it. He replied that he hadn't read it but that he does support shared parenting. Rep. Rick Jones was also present at the press conference and in response to my request has forwarded a copy of HB 4564 to Governor Huckabee's office." Huckabee (left) and Diebolt (right) are pictured above.