Huckabee, Mike

Color inscribed portrait of the 2008 & 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, 1999-2007 Arkansas Governor, minister, radio & TV talk show host

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(b. 1955) American politician, 44th Governor (R) of Arkansas 1996-2007. He was a GOP presidential contender in 2008, winning the Iowa caucuses and finished 2nd in delegate count and 3rd in both popular vote and number of states won behind nominee John McCain and Mitt Romney. Beginning in 2008, Huckabee hosted the eponymous Fox News Channel talk show "Huckabee", ending the show in January 2015 to explore a potential bid for the Presidency. He hosted a daily radio show, The Mike Huckabee Show, on weekday afternoons April 2012-December 2013 for Cumulus Media Networks. He is the author of several best-selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister noted for his fundamentalist views, is a musician, and a public speaker. He is also a political commentator on "The Huckabee Report." On May 5, 2015, he announced a campaign to seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, his 2nd run for the presidency. As President Bill Clinton, Huckabee was born in Hope, Arkansas. His first job, at 14, was working at a radio station where he read the news and weather. He graduated magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University completing his degree in Religion in 2-1/2 years before attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He dropped out after a year to take a job in Christian broadcasting. At 21, Huckabee was a staffer for televangelist James Robison. Prior to his political career, he served as pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Ark. 1980-86, and the Beech Street Baptist Church in Texarkana 1986-92. He started 24-hour television stations in both cities, where he produced documentaries and hosted a program called Positive Alternatives. He encouraged the all-white Immanuel Baptist Church to accept black members in the mid-1980s. He was president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention 1989-91.In 1993, he ran as a Republican in the special election for lieutenant governor held on July 27. Huckabee ran a decidedly conservative campaign. In the general election, he became the 2nd Republican since Reconstruction to serve as Arkansas' lieutenant governor. In 1994, he was re-elected to a full term as lieutenant governor. Huckabee lead the state after Governor Jim Guy Tucker resigned following his fraud and conspiracy convictions, sworn in as Governor on July 15, 1996. In November 1998, Huckabee was elected to a full 4-year term, becoming the state's 3rd elected Republican Governor since Reconstruction. In November 2002, he was reelected to his 2nd 4-year term. By the end of his term, he held the 3rd-longest tenure of any Arkansas Governor. While governor he raised taxes 21 times for a net tax increase of $505M and commuted and accepted recommendations for pardons for twice as many sentences as his 3 predecessors combined. He announced his run for the White House on Meet the Press on Jan. 28, 2007. On January 3, 2008, he won the Iowa Republican Caucuses. On Jan. 8, 2008, he finished 3rd in the New Hampshire primary; on Jan. 15, 2008, Huckabee finished 3rd in the Michigan primary; on Jan. 19, 2008, he finished 2nd in the South Carolina; On Jan. 29, 2008, Huckabee finished 4th in Florida; on Feb. 5, 2008, he won the 1st contest of "Super Tuesday", the West Virginia GOP state convention, but only after the McCain campaign provided their delegates giving him 52% of the electorate. He also registered victories in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee on Super Tuesday. On Feb. 9, 2008, Huckabee won the 1st election following Super Tuesday, winning 60% of the vote in the Kansas GOP Caucuses. He also won the Louisiana primary but was not awarded any delegates. On March 4, 2008, Huckabee withdrew from the race as it became apparent he would lose in Texas and that McCain would get the 1,191 delegates required to win the Republican nomination. He finished the race with an estimated 248 pledged delegates. A December 2008 CNN poll found him at the top of the list of 2012 GOP contenders, with Palin, Romney and Newt Gingrich but on May 14, 2011, he announced that he would not be a candidate for the 2012 nomination. On May 5, 2015, Huckabee announced a campaign to seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Color inscribed 10 x 8 "skinny" portrait of the 2008 & 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, 1999-2007 Arkansas Governor, minister, radio & TV talk show host, and musician, in front of the American flag.

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Type:Photograph






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