Mike Huckabee Articles

Huckabee's Double Standard for Trump and Cruz

4:13 PM, Feb 01, 2016
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee declined on Monday to cast any judgment on Donald Trump's admission that he's never asked God for forgiveness. Read more

Visualizing What Cruz and Rubio Have to Do in Iowa

They need a Santorum-like charge to make it interesting.
6:48 PM, Jan 31, 2016
Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio need a last-minute charge to compete in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucus. Read more

Christie Delivers Solid Hits on Hillary at Undercard Debate

9:06 PM, Nov 10, 2015

If you were just listening to Chris Christie’s answers Tuesday night, you might have thought he was debating Hillary Clinton. The Republican governor of New Jersey used his demotion to the undercard debate in Milwaukee to focus not on the other three low-polling Republicans on stage but instead on the likely Democratic nominee.

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Christie Excels, Jindal Goes Rabid

Four is enough
8:51 PM, Nov 10, 2015

Going in, Chris Christie was the guy to watch at the undercard debate. He’s moving in New Hampshire, he handled his relegation with grit, and people are finally starting to see what a talent he is.

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National GOP Poll: Trump Dominates

Jeb, Walker down.
12:05 PM, Sep 03, 2015

A new Monmouth poll of registered or leaning Republican primary voters nationally finds New York businessman Donald Trump continuing to lead in the crowded GOP field. Trump's support is at 30 percent, 4 points higher than he was in Monmouth's August poll and 17 points higher than in its July poll.

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GOP Candidates Oppose Iran Deal

2:02 PM, Jul 14, 2015

As the news of the nuclear deal reached between the United States, its Western allies, and the Islamic Republican of Iran broke Tuesday morning, Republican presidential candidates were nearly unanimous in condemning the agreement.

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Christie Announces Run, Bashes Hillary as Obama's 'Second Mate'

11:50 AM, Jun 30, 2015

On Tuesday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie became the fourteenth Republican to join the presidential race, promising in a rambling announcement in his hometown of Livingston that he would bring “strong leadership” to Washington. Christie also argued the country should not turn control over to President Obama’s “second mate, Hillary Clinton.” 

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Poll: Jeb, Rubio Lead Among Florida Republicans

A two-man race in the Sunshine State.
6:45 AM, Jun 18, 2015

Both Florida Republicans running for president are tied for first among registered voters in their party, according to a new poll of the Sunshine State from Quinnipiac.

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Huckabee: 'I Am a Candidate for President of the United States of America'

11:05 AM, May 05, 2015

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 Republican candidate for president, announced Tuesday he is running for the GOP nomination again in 2016. At an event in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee hit on populist and social conservative themes, repeatedly entreating voters to join him on a "journey from hope to higher ground."

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Iowa Poll: Walker Has Small Lead, But More Voters Undecided

1:52 PM, Apr 28, 2015

A new poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus goers finds a wide-open field with three candidates vying for the top spot and a plurality undecided. Scott Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, leads the latest poll from Loras College, earning 12.6 percent support. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy earlier this month, is close behind with 10 percent, while former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 9.6 percent.

Both Walker and Rubio have doubled their support from the January Loras poll, according to a press release from the college.

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In Praise of Christie's Social Security Proposal

9:18 AM, Apr 25, 2015

It can be hard to say anything nice about a man whose administration would malevolently inflict a traffic jam on residents of the Tristate area, but Governor Chris Christie’s recent proposal aimed at fixing the country’s broken Social Security system may make him deserving of forgiveness.

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Huckabee Courts GOP Wonks Ahead of White House Bid

7:26 PM, Mar 26, 2015

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee met with about 40 conservative scholars in California Thursday in preparation for a potential presidential run in 2016. The discussion and Q&A session occurred at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and included in attendance George Shultz, Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state. Huckabee later joined Lanhee Chen, a Hoover research fellow and the top policy adviser to Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, in a private, hour-long conversation. 

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2016 Poll: Rubio, Walker Have Most Goodwill Among GOP Primary Voters

8:36 AM, Mar 10, 2015

A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker have the most goodwill among Republican primary voters ahead of both men's possible bids for the presidency.

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A Herd of Elephants

Handicapping the 2016 GOP field
Feb 23, 2015

It’s still two years before the next president takes the oath of office, but the contest that will determine who raises his right hand that day started in earnest last month for Republicans, with a grassroots gathering in Iowa and a meeting of high-dollar donors in California.

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Huckabee, Christie, and Paul

Oh my.
Feb 16, 2015

Boy, that didn’t take long. Over the span of a few short days in late January and early February, three members of the top tier of Republican presidential candidates demonstrated why they’ll never be president. They didn’t do anything to disqualify themselves directly, just revealed the traits that will make them appear unsuitable to most voters by the time the campaign really heats up, say, when the presidential election is a mere 18 months away.

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Huckabee Hawks 'Natural' Diabetes Remedies

Ole Doc Huck's One Hunnert Persint Guaronteed Magic Diabetes Potion
3:26 PM, Feb 09, 2015

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee famously shed more than 100 pounds before his first White House run in 2008. The story of his weight loss was part of Huckabee's political identity during the GOP presidential primary.

At the beginning of his governorship, Huckabee had weighed in at nearly 300 pounds, was diagnosed with diabetes, and told he had just a few years left if he didn't get healthier. After a change in his diet and more exercise, the Republican governor lost a whopping 110 pounds.

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Huckabee Leaves Fox to Think About Presidential Run: 'Stay Tuned'

9:15 PM, Jan 03, 2015

Mike Huckabee signed off his final Fox News show by saying he's thinking about running for president. "Stay tuned," Huckabee said, alluding to his possible entry into the Republican field.

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Huckabee: 'Don't Make Me Come' to Washington

'Patience of Job, the strength of Samson, the courage of David, the perseverance of Noah, the intellect of Paul, the wisdom of Solomon, and the forgiveness of Jesus '
8:25 PM, Jan 03, 2015

Mike Huckabee kicked off his final show on Fox News with a lesson on governing -- and a warning:

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Gallup: Huckabee, Paul, Ryan, Perry GOP's 2016 Favorites

3:28 PM, Jul 18, 2014

It's still a year and a half before the first presidential primaries of 2016, but Gallup has a new survey out asking Republicans and Democrats about the potential GOP candidates. Analyzing those candidates' familiarity and favorability among Republicans, Gallup has discovered the best known and best liked are former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Texas governor Rick Perry.

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Pro-Life Group Endorses McConnell

2:54 PM, Sep 19, 2013

The National Right to Life Committee, which typically endorses pro-life incumbents, has endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell for reelection in 2014. WDRB.com has the story:

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Newt Ad: Romney 'Desperate'

8:29 AM, Jan 19, 2012

A new online ad from Newt Gingrich reminds voters of what the three principals from the 2008 South Carolina primary--John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Fred Thompson--had to say about Mitt Romney at the time. Watch below:

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Huckabee Reconsidering Presidential Run? (Updated)

2:50 PM, Sep 30, 2011

Reuters reports on new rumors that former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is considering getting into the race:

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Huckabee Hits Perry

12:58 PM, Sep 12, 2011

Maggie Haberman reports: "Mike Huckabee rapped Rick Perry for his Social Security comments on Laura Ingraham's radio show, and suggested that Tim Pawlenty lined up behind Mitt Romney because he may be the more 'electable' choice."

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CBS: Bachmann Hires Huckabee '08 Campaign Manager

1:49 PM, Jun 06, 2011

Jan Crawford reports

As she prepares to enter the race in Iowa later this month, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has signed on high-profile political strategist Ed Rollins to run her presidential campaign, according to two sources close to Bachmann.

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Exeunt Omnes

But others will enter.
5:33 AM, May 22, 2011

Not running: Mike Huckabee, the 2008 runner-up; John Thune, the likeliest candidate from the Senate, the body that has produced the out-party candidate in 2008, 2004, and 1996; Mike Pence, who could lay as much claim as anyone to represent the conservative movement; and Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels, effective two-term governors with impressive D.C. experience as well.

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Huckabee to Announce 2012 Intentions Tomorrow

1:19 PM, May 13, 2011

New York Times:


Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will announce on Saturday whether he will run for president, the producer of his show on the Fox News Channel said Friday.

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Huck to Announce Presidential Decision Tomorrow?

Signs suggest the former Arkansas governor is not running.
1:07 PM, May 13, 2011

Enter Mitch, Michele, and Mike

The GOP presidential race begins to get interesting.
5:07 PM, May 01, 2011

Mitch Daniels is likely, I’m told, to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in the next couple of weeks. Michele Bachmann will, I think, enter the race in June. And it now looks as if Mike Huckabee is also going to run.

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