(CNN) - Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee both had harsh words for conservative strategist Karl Rove on Sunday after Rove joked about murdering GOP U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, whose controversial comments about rape and pregnancy drew the ire and condemnation of most Republicans. Both Gingrich and Huckabee referred to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as they condemned Rove's joke.
"We should sink Todd Akin. If he's found mysteriously murdered, don't look for my whereabouts," Rove said Thursday at a private fund-raiser, according to a Businessweek reporter who was not supposed to be there.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate a robust defense of Rep. Todd Akin as he faces pressure from Washington Republicans to drop his Senate bid against Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Akin told reporters in St. Louis today that he would not quit the race.
(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.
The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
(CNN) – Conservative talk show host Mike Huckabee said Mitt Romney's campaign was not authorized to use his voice in a new web video released Monday.
The ad, "Huckabee," featured quotes from the former Arkansas governor's radio show last week when he called on Republicans to stop criticizing Romney's corporate career at Bain Capital.
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(CNN) – If the weather is good on January 3, Mitt Romney will win the Iowa caucuses; if the weather is bad, a weaker turnout will result in a victorious Ron Paul, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee predicted Sunday.
Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008, said the devotion disparity between supporters of the two contenders could greatly impact the outcome in the early voting state.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Television show host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee praised the four presidential candidates who made it a "priority" to attend the premiere of his anti-abortion film in Iowa.
Before "The Gift of Life" documentary, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum delivered seven-minute speeches on their anti-abortion agendas.
(CNN) - Mike Huckabee shot down rumors Friday he was reconsidering a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, saying on Fox News Channel that the speculation was "news to him," and that he didn't think he would be able to muster a successful campaign.
"I do not see a path for me, either financially or organizationally," Huckabee said of a potential run.
Ames, Iowa (CNN) – One of the big winners from the last Ames straw poll issued some advice to whoever comes out on top Saturday: don’t rest on your laurels.
Mike Huckabee gave that advice as he toured the grounds at the critical contest in the Republican presidential race.
Ames, Iowa (CNN) - Prayer and praise amid packed pathways, barbecue pits, musical acts and throngs of supporters wearing candidate's T-shirts - including a poodle.
The scene at the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa contest is chaotic but apparently not confusing to Iowans determined to cast votes for their candidate, socialize with fellow voters and indulge in free food and entertainment.
(CNN) – Call it Mike Huckabee's summer tour. The former governor of Arkansas and bass player Mike Huckabee will join businessman and gospel singer Herman Cain on stage at the Iowa straw poll in Ames to "share their musical talents with straw poll attendees," one of many gigs the part-time musician plans to play at the early 2012 presidential contest.
"I am honored to have the Governor join me on stage for this historic event," Cain said in a statement. The duo will perform together at the Friends of Herman Cain tent during festivities leading up to the matchup that tests candidate strength and organization in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.