October 23rd, 2009
03:43 PM ET
13 years ago

Huckabee to visit Iowa and South Carolina

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/23/art.huckrubio.cnn.jpg caption="Huckabee's book tour will take him to two crucial primary states."](CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will visit the key Republican primary states of Iowa and South Carolina next month during a tour to promote his new holiday-themed book.

The Fox News talk show host has planned a three-stop swing through Iowa on Nov. 8 - one day after another potential 2012 candidate, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is scheduled to speak at an Iowa Republican Party event in Des Moines.

Huckabee plans to visit book stores in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines to promote the book, "A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit." The former presidential candidate has returned to Iowa several times since his win in the Iowa caucuses in January 2008, most recently to raise money for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats.

Later that week, on Nov. 13, his book tour takes him to the conservative South Carolina upstate, where he'll sign copies of the book in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Also on Huckabee's calendar: five stops in Florida and one stop in evangelical-heavy western Michigan

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee • South Carolina
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. cgillette369

    prezzie for the hillbilly nation.

    October 23, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. Ron

    We fight terrorists like the Taliban over seas but we forget about our own back door. Here you find Neo-Cons like Huckabee, who, will cause nothing but trouble as they seek to create the 'Christian Theocracy' they so much desire. Terrorist come in many types and religions. Huckabee & those who think like him, will only bring disaster to our Nation. They are not about unifying the country only dividing it.

    October 23, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. Lynn Walker

    I like Huck and think he would make an outstanding president. I hope he runs in 2012 – I will work hard to make sure he wins!

    October 23, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. ICARE

    I love the guy, probably because I am a conservative Christian and I understand his teachings. I would have voted for him, instead of Obama, although, I do love Obie dearly too.

    God bless the guy! He seemed to be someone with guts and brains!! Huckabee is definitely not weak!

    October 23, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. Emma

    It is so ominous that the Republicans lack a strong leader who can respond to the needs and wishes of the Americans. They seem quite delusional about their appeal (lack of it) to a majority of Americans.

    October 23, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  6. JonDie

    Dear Mr. Huckaby,

    Get a job like the rest of us.

    October 23, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. ICARE

    To Katiec

    First and foremost, mainstream America shares the christian values. Huckabee is not alone in standing up for the family and for values that make us all, a better person (love and forgiveness)..

    October 23, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    I did my math for the future Presidential Elections,it dont look good for the Gop,because the Democrats wouldnot need that high percentage of White voters,because of the rise of the minority vote,for example and 1956 the Democrats needed 49.2% of the White vote to win,and 1976,they needed 47.2% to win,and 1992,they needed,44.7% to win,and 2004,they needed,43.1,to win,but and 2012,the Democrats would only need,38.5% to win,and 2016,they would only need,37%,to win,and 2024,they would need only,34.2%,to win,and by 2032,the Democrats would only need,31% of the White vote to win.the Gop is an a world of trouble,they dont have the numbers,the Gop only hope of winning in the future, is if the Democrats split their vote,thats the Gop only hope.

    October 23, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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