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Mike Huckabee Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

Tue, May 5, 2015 12:10pm EDT by 1 Comment

Look who’s back! Former Arkansans Governor Mike Huckabee — who ran for president in 2012 — said he’s running again! Mike announced on May 5 that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2016 Presidential Election.

The race for the White House continues to heat up! Now, Mike Huckabee, 59, the ex-Governor of Arkansas and previous presidential candidate, has joined the mix. The Fox News host decided he will run in the 2016 Presidential Election, joining an already huge list of candidates looking to take over once President Barack Obama finishes his second term!

Mike Huckabee’s Presidential Announcement: He’s Running In 2016

Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for the Republican Nomination on May 5, 2015. He held the official announcement event in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, reports Yahoo! Politics. Mike told the on-hand supporters: “I’m running for president because I know there is a difference between making a speech and making government accountable to the people who have to pay for it.”

For those not there in Arkansas, Mike released an announcement video. In the video, the former Governor touted his accomplishments, stating his commitment to cutting taxes while affirming his dedication to protect the American people.

This isn’t the first time Mike ran for president. He was one of the many politicians vying for the job to replace exiting President George W. Bush in 2008. Mike would not win the 2008 Republican Primaries, falling behind Mitt Romney and the ultimate winner, John McCain. Though political pundits wondered if Mike would run in 2012 primary to challenge President Obama, Mike decided he would sit that race out.

Mike joins fellow Republicans Carly Fiorina, Marc Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Ben Carson. On the opposite side, Hillary Clinton is running for the Democrat Party Nomination, along with Bernie Sanders. And let us not forget — rapper Waka Flocka Flame is running, too!

Mike Huckabee: A Brief History

Mike Huckabee first burst on the political scene in 1992. He ran for the US Senate, losing the race to Senator Dale Bumpers. However, Mike didn’t take the loss sitting down. He ran in the 1993 special election for Lieutenant Governor, winning the election and serving the position until 1996. When then Governor Jim Guy Tucker resigned under allegations of fraud and conspiracy, Mike was appointed as interim governor. Two years later, Mike was reelected to a full term and served as Arkansas’s governor until 2007. In 2008, Mike joined Fox News as the host of the commentary show, Huckabee. He stepped down from the show in January 2015.

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— Jason Brow