Weather will influence Iowa caucuses, Huckabee says
December 25th, 2011
10:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Weather will influence Iowa caucuses, Huckabee says

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • Ron Paul
Candidates make appeal to anti-abortionists
December 15th, 2011
12:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Candidates make appeal to anti-abortionists

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Mike Huckabee • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum
Huckabee for Prez? Think again
September 30th, 2011
05:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee for Prez? Think again

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
Huckabee offers advice to eventual winner of Ames straw poll
August 13th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee offers advice to eventual winner of Ames straw poll

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee
Critical GOP presidential contest brings excitement, entertainment and applause for candidates
Straw poll attendees stand in line to cast their ballot.
August 13th, 2011
03:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Critical GOP presidential contest brings excitement, entertainment and applause for candidates

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Mike Huckabee • Thad McCotter • Tim Pawlenty
TRENDING: Musical stylings of Huckabee and Cain
August 9th, 2011
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

TRENDING: Musical stylings of Huckabee and Cain

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Rick Santorum • Tim Pawlenty
Trump: If I were treasury secretary...
August 8th, 2011
10:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump: If I were treasury secretary...

(CNN) - Donald Trump responded Monday to Mike Huckabee's suggestion that he serve as treasury secretary, predicting who would be hurt most by the potential appointment.

"I'll tell you, it would be very painful for China, it would be very painful for OPEC, it would be very painful for many of the countries that are just ripping us off," the real estate mogul said on Fox News.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Mike Huckabee • Tim Geithner
Huckabee: Trump should replace Geithner
August 6th, 2011
11:07 AM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee: Trump should replace Geithner

Washington (CNN) – Amid calls by the GOP for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s resignation, one Republican is offering an unorthodox choice for a potential replacement.

“Ask Donald Trump to be Treasury secretary,” Mike Huckabee said on Fox News Channel.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Mike Huckabee • Tim Geithner
HuckPAC director to advise Santorum
July 25th, 2011
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

HuckPAC director to advise Santorum

(CNN) - A top adviser to Mike Huckabee's political action committee will now advise Rick Santorum's presidential campaign.

Hogan Gidley, a former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, has been named senior communications adviser at Brabender Cox, a Republican media firm that consults for Santorum's campaign.
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Filed under: Mike Huckabee • Rick Santorum
Huntsman nabs former Huckabee backer
July 21st, 2011
11:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman nabs former Huckabee backer

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman picked up an endorsement Thursday from a state lawmaker who backed Mike Huckabee in the 2008 GOP presidential primary.

State Rep. Julie Brown supported Huckabee, a social conservative, in the last election, but said economic concerns have now trumped social issues.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mike Huckabee
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