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Mike Huckabee – 2016 Presidential Candidate

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Mike Huckabee - 2016 Presidential Election

Mike Huckabee – 2016 Presidential Election

Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American politician, and member of the Republican Party. He was the governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and was a candidate for the 2008 United States presidential election; he announced his candidacy on January 28, 2007. Huckabee announced he was going to vie for the Republican nomination once again when he announced his candidacy on May 5, 2015 in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. After a poor finish in the Iowa caucus , Huckabee announced he was suspending his campaign on February 1, 2016.

Huckabee is the author of several books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, a public speaker, and a musician, playing bass guitar in his rock band, Capitol Offense. He is well known for having lost 110 pounds (50 kg) in a very short time and then advocating a healthy lifestyle. He and his wife, Janet, have three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah.

Barabak, Mark Z. (April 17, 2015). “Mike Huckabee edges toward 2016 run; May 5 announcement planned”. Los Angeles Times.

Andrew Rafferty (February 1, 2016). “Mike Huckabee Suspends Presidential Campaign”. NBC News. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

Photo courtesy of Mike Huckabee campaign site

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  1. hgalvare February 13, 2008

    Saying that you eat squirrel is not they way to get yourself votes. Come on Huckabee give it up and accept that McCain is the candidate. Use that campaign money to help the poor in America. That would be worthwhile!

  2. dharris18 May 21, 2015

    Really not a fan of Mr. Huckabee at all, I really hope he doesn’t gain any ground in the upcoming months towards running for president. I personally just don’t think he’s cut out for the job.

  3. dharris18 June 23, 2015

    My opinion continues to worsen towards this man, some of his statements in the media lately really make me question his sanity. Some open-minded thinking would do this man alot of good.

  4. tskier01123 April 13, 2016

    He was criticized for using a bookshelf that resembled a cross in a Christmas commercial as a form of signaling to Christians, and laughed them off saying “I will confess this: If you play the spot backwards, it says, ‘Paul is dead. Paul is dead.'”

  5. oportosanto May 11, 2016

    Many times appearances are more important than reality and that was the case in that bookshelves commercial. Sure, he can get extreme sometimes and that cost him votes, so he has lost the position.


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