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Huckabee Reconsidering Presidential Run? (Updated)

3:50 PM, Sep 30, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Reuters reports on new rumors that former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is considering getting into the race:

... the conservative Huckabee, who appeals to evangelical Christians and is seen as an effective campaigner, is taking another look at jumping in, said the two sources, who are close to Huckabee. They spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

"He is entertaining the request for conversations about it," one of the sources said. "I do not think it is a complete 100 percent 'I'm reconsidering' but he hasn't shut the door on it."

One of the sources said Huckabee was urged to enter after the recent stumbles of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who appeals to a similar right wing of the Republican party.

Update: Via Hot Air, Huckabee's PAC tells the Hill that he is "still content with his decision to stay out of the race."

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