Norris' Navasota Ranch a Selling Point in Huckabee Campaign

Chuck Norris is known for his action-packed shows. His next big video presentations has a political plotline.

Sunday, Norris will host an event broadcast on the worldwide web from his ranch near Navasota, all for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

For a donation to the former Arkansas governor's campaign, a donor can watch Norris give a tour of his property, complete with martial arts demonstrations from friends and a performance by Huckabee's band, though the Huckabee campaign said Friday the candidate would not be in Navasota.

Norris has been on the campaign trail with Huckabee regularly in order to raise awareness for the candidate. He trails other candidates of both parties significantly when it comes to money raised, though a win in the Iowa caucus and top three finishes in other states has boosted his numbers and funding.

What credit Norris can be given is up in the air.

"I think that it's important for maybe raising the salience of the candidate, raising maybe the name recognition of the candidate, but I don't think that voters are necessarily going to vote for a candidate simply because a celebrity is endorsing him," said Texas A&M Assistant Professor of Political Science Sarah Fulton.


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