Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will announce tonight that he will indeed seek the GOP nomination for president for a second time, after declining in 2012. Huckabee joins Clinton as the second 2008 candidate to give it another go in 2016. The former governor will no doubt be courting the very far-right and religious part of the Republican base. The news comes just a day after Mike Huckabee came out against all forms of government entitlements and back in Feburary, just mere days after leaving his show on Fox News, went on a weird rant about how the women at Fox News used salty language and liked sex.
He will make the announcement on Special Report with Bret Baier. Huckabee, besides being the former governor of Arkansas, is most famous for coming from behind and winning the Iowa caucus in 2008. Huckabee will be the fourth confirmed candidate, after Cruz, Paul and Rubio. He is the first non-Senator to jump into the GOP primary.
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It’s not unusual for Huckabee to choose Fox News as his venue for sharing news. He considered running again in 2012 for the Republican nomination,and had given conflicting hints about what he would do. But ultimately Huckabee announced in May 2011 — on his own Fox News show that aired on Saturday nights — that “all the factors say go, but my heart says no.”
Huckabee’s announcement about the 2012 race was definitely out of the ordinary: He interviewed Mario Lopez, the former teen star who now hosts TV’s Extra, and even jammed on his guitar with Ted Nugent on the rocker’s hit, Cat Scratch Fever, before finally saying that he wouldn’t run.