(CNN) - Current and former advisers to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee insist they do not know what he plans to announce Saturday on his Fox News show, fueling speculation he won't seek a second shot at the Republican nomination.
Signs have mounted for the last two years that Huckabee - while keen on staying in the political arena - has not been preparing to embark on a second national campaign.
He changed his residency to Florida, where he and his wife Janet built a home in Destin. Several former campaign aides took jobs with other prospective 2012 candidates like former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, while his former campaign manager Chip Saltsman went to work for a member of Congress.
And just this week, Huckabee broke the news that he co-founded a company to teach history lessons to children, an unusual move for someone on the precipice of a national campaign.
Throughout all the tea leaf-reading, Huckabee's small band of advisers have maintained a delicate political balancing act, keeping the governor from dipping his toes too far into presidential waters lest he jeopardize his Fox News deal, while doing just enough to assure reporters that he is still seriously considering a bid.
Fox News told CNN the intended announcement will be live on his show Saturday night.
"Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid. He has not told anyone at FOX News Channel his decision," "Huckabee" executive producer Woody Fraser said in a statement.
– CNN's Peter Hamby and Steve Brusk contributed to this report