Huckabee to jam on guitar with Herman Cain (and TPaw) in Iowa

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Herman Cain’s campaign has booked a political rock star to join the presidential candidate at the Iowa Straw Poll this weekend.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, winner of the 2008 Iowa caucus, will join Cain at his campaign tent at the Ames event, the first major test of strength for campaigns, “to share their musical talents with straw poll attendees.” The Cain campaign announced the Huckabee visit Tuesday.

“I am honored to have the Governor join me on stage for this historic event,” said Cain, a former businessman and talk show host. “We share many commonalities, including the deepness of our Christian faith and our love of music.”

In a statement, Cain wrote that he and Huckabee both support the FairTax and are Baptist ministers.

The FairTax plan advocates scrapping federal payroll and income taxes in favor of a universal sales tax on goods and services. It also provides for “prebates” to low-income households who don’t currently pay income taxes.

Cain, who appeared on Huckabee’s show in May, will appear on the show “again following the straw poll Saturday.”

A spokesman for Huckabee didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

UPDATE: Cain isn’t the only candidate who will benefit from Huckabee’s guitar. Alex Conant, a spokesman for candidate Tim Pawlenty, confirmed to The Daily Caller that Huckabee will also play guitar at the Pawlenty tent.

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