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Michael Dale Huckabee is an Arkansas politician, Baptist minister, political pundit, and bassist who served as the state's 44th governor from 1996 until 2007. In 2008 and 2016, he ran for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.
Michael "Mike" Dale Huckabee was born on August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas. He attended Hope High School and was a student council vice president in the 1971-72 school year, and later, he became the student body president in 1972-73. In 1972, Huckabee entered the ministry at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. In 1974, Huckabee graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, earning a bachelor's degree in religion. He later attended the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Still, he didn't complete his studies because he was offered a role in Christian broadcasting that he gladly accepted.
In 1974, Huckabee got married to his school girlfriend, Janet. The couple has three children named David, John, and Sarah.
Before starting his political career, Huckabee worked as a staffer for the televangelist James Robinson in 1976. From 1980 to 1986, he served as pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. From 1986 to 1992, Huckabee was a pastor at the Beech Street First Baptist Church in Texarkana. Huckabee started a television station in which he hosted a program called "Positive Alternatives."
In 1989, Huckabee ran against Ronnie Floyd for the presidency of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. He won and then served as president from 1989 to 1991. In 1992, Huckabee lost the race to the Democratic Senator, Dale Bumpers. In 1993, Huckabee ran a very conservative campaign. He won with 51% of votes against Nate Coulter, and he officially started his political career as Arkansas lieutenant governor.
The advisor of Huckabee during his races in 1993, 1994, and 1998 was Dick Morris, who had previously worked for Bill Clinton. They ran with the strategy of highlighting the values and principles of Huckabee, claiming they were the same as the people in Arkansas. In 1994, Huckabee was re-elected to a full term as lieutenant governor, beating the Democrat Charlie Cole Chaffin with 59% votes.
In 1996, after David Pryor announced he would retire from the Senate, Huckabee raced for Senator against Senator Tucker. Tucker almost went under impeachment because after getting accused of nearly $3 million in fraudulent loans, Huckabee covered the governor's role starting from July 15, before being formally elected in November 1998, after the victorious race against Colonel Gene McVay.
Huckabee won a second term in 2002 in the race against Jimmie Lou Fisher, and he served for four more years until 2006. His administration demanded high taxes of their citizens, but that money was spent on improving roads, health care, and schools.
In 2008, Huckabee announced his run for the White House. His campaign was primarily funded by religious activists endorsing his cause. Unfortunately for him, his opponents inside the Republican party were John McCain and Mitt Romney. Both of them won the majority of the debates and elections, putting Huckabee in third place. Huckabee was mentioned as the potential vice-president pick in the polls, but he was passed over for Sarah Palin in the end.
Huckabee ran again for the White House in 2016, but he didn't get better results than the previous campaign, so he suspended his campaign in February 2016. After the victory of Donald Trump, it was reported that Huckabee was offered the position of United States Ambassador to Israel, but he denied those reports.
Huckabee became associated with one of the most famous news channels in the United States, the Fox News Channel. He hosted a weekly show named "Huckabee," whose focus was political commentary. His show increased the channel's rating thanks to the interest generated by the many famous personalities of different political backgrounds that Huckabee invited there, like former First Lady Michelle Obama. He also had guests from the entertainment universe because he met many actors during his political career as governor.
Huckabee is the author or co-author of several books, including Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement, That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America, published on November 18, 2008, and became a New York Times Best Seller.
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