Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and host of Fox News' Huckabee, on Thursday attended a fundraiser in support of Gary Glenn's candidacy for the U.S. Senate, MLive.com reported.

Glenn is among the eight candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Michigan to challenge Senator Debbie Stabenow, a supporter of gay rights.

Huckabee appeared at a free noontime rally held at the Birch Run Expo Center and at a $1,000-per-couple reception for Glenn.

Huckabee described Glenn as “kind of the Tim Tebow' of the Senate race, a reference to the Denver Broncos quarterback, who is a devout Christian.

“He's a guy when he announced a lot of people probably thought, 'OK, who is he? How far will he go?'” Huckabee told the crowd. “But he continues to exceed the expectations, and I believe by August you're going to see an extraordinary change in the momentum.”

Glenn served as president of the American Family Association of Michigan for 12 years. In that capacity he co-authored Michigan's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, which was approved by voters in 2004.

Last year, Glenn told the Michigan Messenger that he supports the criminalization of gay sex.

“The short answer to your question is yes, we believe that states should be free to regulate and prohibit behavior that's a violation of community standards and a proven threat to public health and safety – including, as most of the United States did throughout its history, homosexual behavior.”

Huckabee formally endorsed Glenn in November.