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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.”
(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.FULL STORY
(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.