Huckabee’s announcement draws support, disfavor

May 12, 2015

On May 5, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined the crowded field of GOP candidates who have announced their intentions to run for office. Known often as “the other man from Hope,” Huckabee is vying for the presidency for the second time after his 2008 run for the office, which left him as the last man standing against U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who’d go on to clinch the nomination that year. Since that run, he has gone on to hosting a show on Fox News, leaving it this year to run for the presidency again.

Huckabee’s mix of religion and populism is appealing to some and unappealing to others. It’s uncertain if his stance on issues will carry him the next 18 months all the way to the 2016 general election.

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