(CNN) - Mike Huckabee sat in his television studio in New York City Saturday night and announced he would not be running for president.
Instead, he'd continue hosting his weekly show and collecting a Fox News paycheck, playing bass guitar occasionally and making a few speeches around the country. After the live announcement on his TV show, a pre-taped message from Donald Trump aired, with the Donald saying, "a lot of people are very happy that he will not be running, especially other candidates."
(CNN) – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who announced Saturday he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination, said he thought he would make a run for the White House “up until a few days ago.”
“I honestly thought I would be in it,” Huckabee said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Washington (CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced Saturday that he will not seek the GOP nomination for president in 2012.
Huckabee ended speculation that he would run for president during his weekly Fox News Channel show saying, "All the factors say go, but my heart says no. And that's the decision that I have made."
(TIME)-First on The Page: An e-mail from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee seems to lean the potential presidential candidate more in the "yes" direction.
The e-mail to his inner circle states:
Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel. I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical.
(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.
Washington (CNN) - The amount of money in a voter's bank account may influence for whom they cast their vote in 2012, according to a new national survey.
A Gallup Poll released Monday indicates higher income earners supporting Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney over former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the Republican presidential nomination.
Washington (CNN) – One of Mike Huckabee's political confidantes in the early primary state of South Carolina spoke with the former Arkansas governor Thursday and received assurances that he is still "seriously" weighing a presidential bid.
Mike Campbell, who chaired Huckabee's South Carolina campaign in 2008, told CNN that he called his former boss after a South Carolina blog erroneously claimed that Huckabee had decided against running again in 2012.
Washington (CNN) - There's plenty of bad news to go around in a new survey out Tuesday that suggests both President Obama and his eventual Republican challenger will face a substantial portion of the electorate who refuse to vote for them - especially if that challenger is Donald Trump or Sarah Palin.
According to the new survey from USA Today/Gallup, 46 percent of Americans say Obama will definitely not get their vote – a number that suggests the president has little room for error in his effort to win reelection.
Washington (CNN) - Leading the potential 2012 Republican pack in South Carolina is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, according to a new poll.
The American Research Group Poll shows Huckabee with 20 percent among registered Republican primary voters, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 18 percent, real estate mogul Donald Trump with 13 percent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 10 percent.
(CNN) – As the presidential waiting game continues, potential 2012 GOP candidates are off on various travels this week, mostly in presidential contest states.
– Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum: Goose Lake, Iowa: GOP dinner
– Santorum: Dubuque, Iowa: Town hall meeting
– Santorum: Dyersville, Iowa: Meeting with conservative activists
– Santorum: Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Address at the Chairman’s Series Dinner