Mike Huckabee

July 13, 2015
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Mike Huckabee
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44th Governor of Arkansas
In office
July 15, 1996 – January 8, 2007
Lieutenant Winthrop P. Rockefeller (1996–2006)
Vacant (2006-07)
Preceded by Jim Guy Tucker
Succeeded by Mike Beebe
12th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
In office
November 20, 1993 – July 15, 1996
Governor Jim Guy Tucker
Preceded by Jim Guy Tucker
Succeeded by Winthrop Paul Rockefeller
Chairman of the National Governors Association
In office
2005–2006
Preceded by Mark Warner
Succeeded by Janet Napolitano
Personal details
Born Michael Dale Huckabee
August 24, 1955 (age 59)
Hope, Arkansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Janet Huckabee[1]
Children John Mark, David, and Sarah
Residence Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, U.S.[2]
Alma mater Ouachita Baptist University
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Profession Politician, author, public speaker, & ordained minister
Religion Southern Baptist[3]
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Website www.mikehuckabee.com

Michael DaleMikeHuckabee (born August 24, 1955) is an American author and politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.[4] He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries. He won the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finished second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won, behind nominee John McCain and Mitt Romney.[5]

Beginning in 2008, Huckabee hosted the Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee, ending the show in January 2015 in order to explore a potential bid for the Presidency.[6] From April 2012 through December 2013, he hosted a daily radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, on weekday afternoons for Cumulus Media Networks.[7] Huckabee is the author of several best-selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister noted for his evangelical views,[8] a musician, and a public speaker. He is also a political commentator on The Huckabee Report.[9]

On May 5, 2015, Huckabee announced a campaign to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.[10] It is his second run for the U.S. presidency.

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