Huckabee builds fancy digs
December 9th, 2010
11:57 AM ET
11 years ago

Huckabee builds fancy digs

(CNN) - As he considers a second run for president, Mike Huckabee is building some fancy new digs in Florida.

According to the Arkansas Times, the 2008 presidential candidate is constructing a $2.2 million home on a lot in Blue Mountain Beach he acquired earlier in the year for $800,000. The beach is located near Destin Florida, on the state's panhandle.

The Arkansas Times, which viewed local tax records - also reports the former Arkansas governor has taken on a $2.8 million mortgage to buy the land and build the home, while paying $250,000 out of pocket. That mortgage is in addition to a near-$400,000 encumbrance on Huckabee's vacation home in North Little Rock, Arkansas, according to the Times.

The new home will consist of 8,224 square feet of living space and nearly 3,000 square feet of deck and porch areas.

Huckabee, who told CNN earlier this week he is considering a second run for president, would of course be excellently situated geographically with a home in the Sunshine State. Florida will hold a key primary in early 2012 and of course usually plays a vital role in the general election.

Filed under: Mike Huckabee
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. ex-sarge

    How many people who voted for Huckabee are now unemployed? How many are bankrupt? How many will depend on the kindness of others for a Christmas meal for their families. Just remember to bring your camel to the Pearly Gates Governor Huckabee, there will be a needle waiting for you.

    December 9, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. Who Cares?

    I wonder how much that lot would have cost us regualr folks. 5X more?

    December 9, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. harvey 60

    gotta find some way to spend that FOX TV money

    December 9, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. Duck Fallas

    Drill, baby, drill!

    December 9, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. Jaywing

    Another old, rich, preachy, southern white guy looking to run for president. My god, they must grow on trees down there. NEXT!

    December 9, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Spaz

    Give him a tax break ! He's creating jobs...gonna need at least a dozen maids, gardeners and servants to keep the place up. Let's check back in a year and see if they have legal immigrant status.

    December 9, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Nick , California

    I don't doubt that the Huckster is not a bad guy, but just like the rest of humanity he has fallen victim to greed and power. He should read his good book a little better!

    Matthew 19:24: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    December 9, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Nick , California

    There's nothing like a rich political pastor to make you spill your coffee in the morning!

    December 9, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. Jennifer

    Now let's see the news reports on Democrats building mansions, please. Because it is happening every day.

    December 9, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  10. PZ

    "TAX CUTS of the RICH and famous buys luxury but does NOT bring JOBS!!"

    Who do you think is building the home?

    December 9, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
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