Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Pawlenty's presidential campaign
July 5th, 2011
03:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Sarah Huckabee Sanders joins Pawlenty's presidential campaign

(CNN)-It's almost like the first day at a new school for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who officially joined the presidential campaign of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty Tuesday.

The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will serve as Pawlenty's senior political adviser with an instrumental role in Iowa, where she "helped lead her father…to victory in the Iowa caucuses as his national political director," according to a written statement released the same day.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Tim Pawlenty
Huckabee for vice president?
June 2nd, 2011
07:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Huckabee for vice president?

(CNN) - He decided against another run for president, but former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he might be open to the number two spot on GOP presidential ticket in 2012.

“Everything is still open. I haven’t closed doors,” Huckabee said Wednesday according to a video posted by the Arkansas Times. “I’m not going to make some definitive categorical statement that later would have to be explained if there was something later to explain.”
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Mike Huckabee
Huckabee decision puts evangelical votes up for grabs
May 16th, 2011
06:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee decision puts evangelical votes up for grabs

(CNN) - With former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s announcement this weekend that he won’t seek the presidency, one of the largest voting blocs in the Republican Party is now officially up for grabs: evangelical Christians.

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Huckabee - a Baptist minister who focused on faith-related issues like opposition to abortion - rode evangelical support to victory in Iowa and seven other states during the primaries and caucuses. John McCain eventually won the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • Mike Huckabee
Huckabee adviser jumps to Huntsman
May 16th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee adviser jumps to Huntsman

(CNN) – Two days after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced he will not run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, one of his advisers has thrown his support behind former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Mike Campbell, the son of former South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell and the South Carolina Chairman for Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign, said he was "extremely impressed" with Huntsman, who has yet to decide if he will run in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mike Huckabee
Media Analysis: Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump go anti-Reagan – choose celebrity over politics
May 16th, 2011
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Media Analysis: Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump go anti-Reagan – choose celebrity over politics

(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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mike Huckabee • Ronald Reagan
Huckabee’s last minute decision
May 15th, 2011
04:41 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee’s last minute decision

(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.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
Huckabee announces he will not seek presidency
May 14th, 2011
08:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee announces he will not seek presidency

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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
TIME: Huckabee e-mail hints at 'yes' decision
May 14th, 2011
11:56 AM ET
3 years ago

TIME: Huckabee e-mail hints at 'yes' decision

(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.





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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Time.com
Huckabee to make 2012 announcement
May 13th, 2011
03:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Huckabee to make 2012 announcement

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee
Poll: Pay influences 2012 pick
May 9th, 2011
08:23 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Pay influences 2012 pick

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • Polls • Sarah Palin
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