Mike Huckabee 2016

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Undercard: Jim Gilmore's 'Finest Hour'?

Former Virginia governor was a Twitter hit, maybe out of curiosity

(Newser) - The last undercard debate before the first votes are cast in the 2016 election—and thus possibly the last undercard debate, period—is in the books. This one featured Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore, and, of course, the shadow of Donald Trump. Some coverage highlights:
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After Trump SNL, 4 GOP Candidates Get Equal Time

Strugglers will get 12 NBC minutes this weekend

(Newser) - Live from New York, it's ... Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham? The four struggling GOP candidates requested equal airtime after Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live appearance earlier this month and NBC has agreed to provide it, although they won't be actually hosting the show,... More »

Jindal Tries to Pick Fight With Christie, to No Avail

In undercard debate, Christie keeps his focus on Hillary Clinton instead

(Newser) - The undercard debate is in the books, and one of the key themes was the newly demoted Chris Christie trying to keep the focus on Hillary Clinton rather than engaging with his fellow Republicans. Bobby Jindal in particular went after Christie again and again, declaring that his own record as... More »

GOP Candidates Name Their Big Weakness

Though a few dodged the question

(Newser) - The opening question of Wednesday night's Republican debate was an open-ended one: What's your biggest weakness? Here are the answers, via the New York Times , the Wall Street Journal , the Washington Post , and CNN :
  • Donald Trump: “I trust people too much and … if they let me
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Huckabee's Joke About Sanders, Dog-Eating Backfires

Twitter users attacked GOP candidate as racist

(Newser) - Donald Trump wasn't the only Republican candidate live-tweeting Tuesday night's Democratic debate . Mike Huckabee was likewise frolicking on Twitter, though he might be regretting his decision in the light of day, reports NBC News . "Racism exists because we have a sin problem in America, not a skin... More »

11 Candidates, 11 Lines: Debate's Standout Remarks

Including one about turning the TV off

(Newser) - Eleven candidates and three hours of debate: Which lines made an impression? A standout statement from each of tonight's GOP hopefuls, via CNN , the New York Times , and the Washington Post :
  • Donald Trump: "I would get along with [Assad]. I would get along with a lot of the
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Republicans Wrap Up Fiery First Debate

Donald Trump was a central figure, as expected

(Newser) - The GOP debate on Fox News tonight proved to be Trump-centric as he and his nine rivals—Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich—tried to emerge from the pack. (As Carly Fiorina did in the early debate.... More »

Huckabee: I Might Deploy Federal Troops to Stop Abortion

Asked about it, he said, 'We'll see'

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't the only candidate to raise eyebrows with his comments . Mike Huckabee this week promised to get aggressive against abortion as president, and he didn't rule out using federal troops or the FBI to do so, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal . The remarks came in two public... More »

Huckabee Cracks Transgender Joke About Showering With Girls

He says it shows how 'ridiculous' current debate is

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee is making headlines for a transgender joke he made to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention back in February, comments that were picked up by BuzzFeed after World Net Daily posted the video over the weekend. Here's the joke:
  • “Now I wish that someone told me that
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Huckabee Is In: What He'll Face in Round 2

2008 candidate is trying again

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee is throwing his hat in the ring—again. The former governor of Arkansas today announced "I am a candidate for president of the United States of America" at the University of Arkansas Community College, in his hometown of Hope—which also happens to be the birthplace of... More »

Huckabee: Being Gay a Lifestyle Like Drinking, Cursing

He does not agree with any of the 3

(Newser) - As Mike Huckabee feels out a 2016 presidential campaign, he's evidently not suddenly going after the gay vote: The former governor of Arkansas tells CNN today that, as a Christian, asking him to accept gay marriage is akin to "asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped... More »

Latest Republican Eying 2016: Graham

And Mike Huckabee says he'll make a decision about a run in spring

(Newser) - The latest Republican testing the 2016 waters is longtime Senate stalwart Lindsey Graham, who tells Meet the Press today that he's already formed a committee and that he's "definitely going to look at it." Graham, who's spent a dozen years representing South Carolina, half of... More »

Coming Soon: 'Huckabee Post'

As he considers another run for the presidency

(Newser) - Read it into what you will, 2016 prognosticators: Mike Huckabee appears to be launching a news website called the "Huckabee Post," reports Mashable . The development actually surfaced a few days ago when Mediaite spotted this Craigslist ad seeking reporters for “a new and exciting online news publication... More »

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