Huckabee cracks joke about ‘awful noise’ 
from Wasserman Schultz rehearsal

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) cracked a joke about Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) during his speech Wednesday night.

“Tampa has been such a wonderful and hospitable city to us. The only hitch in an otherwise perfect week was the awful noise coming from the hotel room next door to mine,” Huckabee said. “Turns out it was just Debbie Wasserman Schultz practicing her speech for the [Democratic National Convention] in Charlotte next week. Bless her heart.”

Wasserman Schultz is a high-profile surrogate for President Obama and was in Tampa, Fla., this week in an effort to counter the GOP's convention messaging.   

Huckabee ran against Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential primary in 2008, but he now supports Romney as the nominee.

“Four years ago, Mitt Romney and I were opponents. We still are, but we're not opposing each other,” Huckabee said. “We are mutual opponents of the miserably failed experiments that have put this country in a downward spiral.

“Tonight, it's not because we're Republicans; it's because we're Americans that we proudly stand with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to say, we will do better!”