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Encyclopedia > Mike Huckabee
Michael Dale Huckabee
Mike Huckabee

In office
July 15, 1996 – January 9, 2007
Lieutenant(s) Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1996–2006)
Preceded by Jim Guy Tucker
Succeeded by Mike Beebe

In office
November 20, 1993 – July 15, 1996
Governor Jim Guy Tucker
Preceded by Jim Guy Tucker
Succeeded by Winthrop Paul Rockefeller

Born August 24, 1955 (1955-08-24) (age 52)
Hope, Arkansas
Political party Republican
Spouse Janet Huckabee
Alma mater Ouachita Baptist University
Profession Minister
Religion Southern Baptist
Signature Mike Huckabee's signature

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24, 1955) is a former governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas, having served from 1996 to 2007. He was the third Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction and was the highest rated political figure in Arkansas for parts of his tenure.[1] He officially announced his candidacy for the 2008 United States presidential election on January 28, 2007, and he has been running a national campaign since then. I ♥ Huckabees is a film released in 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (918x1173, 316 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mike Huckabee Potential Republican candidates in the 2008 United States presidential election Metadata This file contains additional information... This is a list of governors of Arkansas. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Huckabee is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He is well known for losing 110 pounds in a very short time and advocating a healthy lifestyle.[2] The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States cooperative ministry agency serving missionary Baptist churches around the world. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      For other types of...

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Early life

Huckabee was born in Hope, Arkansas, to Mae Elder and Dorsey W. Huckabee. He was elected Governor of Arkansas Boys State in 1972 and is a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Alumnus. He was president of Hope High School in 1973.[3] He graduated magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University, completing his bachelors degree in 2½ years before attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.[4] Hope is a small city located in Hempstead County, Arkansas. ... Boys State and Girls State are summertime programs geared towards leadership and citizenship training sponsored by the American Legion for High School students between their junior and senior years. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Ouachita Baptist University is private, liberal arts, undergraduate institution. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course that generally lasts three or four years. ... Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, whose stated mission is to provide theological education for individuals engaging in Christian ministry. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ...


At 23, Huckabee was a staffer for James Robison, a television evangelist.[3] Robison commented, "His convictions shape his character and his character will shape his policies. His whole life has been shaped by moral absolutes."[3] Huckabee believes in "Biblical inerrancy."[3] Prior to his political career, Huckabee was pastor of several Southern Baptist churches in Arkadelphia, Texarkana, and Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He encouraged the all white Immanuel Baptist Church to accept black members.[3] He served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention from 1989 to 1991 and as president of a religion-oriented television station. James Robison (born in 1944) is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, a worldwide Christian relief, and the host of LIFE Today, a syndicated television program that can be seen by more than 150 million households in the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe and Australia. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based Christian denomination consisting of numerous agencies and agencies including six seminaries, two mission boards and a variety of other organizations such as: the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Church, which can act for the SBC ad interim between annual... Arkadelphia is a city located in Clark County, Arkansas. ... The famous post office on state line in Texarkana TX/AR Texarkana is a city located in Miller County, ArkansasGR6, and is its county seat. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Carl Redus Area  - City  46. ...


Early political career

In Huckabee's first political race, he lost to incumbent U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers (D) in 1992, receiving 40 percent of the vote.[5] That same election saw Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton ascend to the Presidency. This made Lieutenant Governor Jim Guy Tucker the new Governor. Huckabee narrowly won a special election for lieutenant governor over Nate Coulter, who had been Dale Bumpers campaign manager the previous year, on July 27, 1993.[6] He then became only the second Republican since Reconstruction to have served as Arkansas lieutenant governor, the first being Maurice L. Britt from 1967 to 1971. Huckabee was re-elected to a full term as lieutenant governor in 1994 beating Charlie Cole Chaffin 59-41.[7] Dick Morris, who had previously worked for Bill Clinton, advised Huckabee on his races in 1993 and 1994.[8] Huckabee commented that Morris was a "personal friend".[8] A newspaper article reported on Huckabee's 1993 win: "Morris said the mistake Republicans 'always make is that they are too much of a country club set. What we wanted to do was run a progressive campaign that would appeal to all Arkansans.'"[8] Morris elaborated, "So we opened the campaign with ads that characterized Mike as more of a moderate whose values were the same as those of other Arkansans."[8] In 1996, Huckabee ran for US Senate again and won the Republican nomination. He quit the US Senate race in order to become Governor.[9] For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office Dale Leon Bumpers (born 12 August 1925) was a Democratic member of the United States Senate from the State of Arkansas, from 1975 until his retirement in January, 1999; and was governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... Maurice Lee Britt (June 29, 1919 – November 26, 1995) was an American professional football player, war hero, businessman, and politician. ... Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948 in New York City) is an American political author, newspaper columnist, and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Governor of Arkansas

Ascent to governorship

On July 15, 1996, Huckabee was sworn in as Governor of Arkansas; Tucker had resigned because of a felony conviction in the Whitewater scandal. He rescinded his resignation as Huckabee was preparing to be sworn in, but within a few hours reinstated his resignation because Huckabee had gone on television and threatened to initiate impeachment proceedings against Tucker, and Huckabee was sworn in.[3] is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of governors of Arkansas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He proclaimed 1997 as a year of racial reconciliation.[3] He said, "Let every one of us make it our priority to bring reconciliation, not so much that we can force it or legislate it, because we cannot, but that we begin in each of our own lives to purpose in our hearts that we will not harbor anger, hostility, prejudice, bigotry and racism toward any person."[10]


As governor, Huckabee signed legislation that created ARKids First, a health insurance program which extended coverage to children of lower income families, and is funded in part by Medicaid, SCHIP, and the tobacco industry lawsuit settlement.[11] The program cut the number of uninsured children to 9% in 2003, compared to 12% national level.[12] The ArKids First program was created in 1997 to expand health care coverage of Arkansas uninsured low income children. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a national program in the United States designed for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance. ...


On May 22, 1998, the Arkansas Ethics Commission fined Huckabee US$1,000 for failing to report campaign payments made to Huckabee and his wife.[13] is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


First full term

In November 1998, Huckabee was elected to a full four-year term. He defeated retired Colonel Gene McVay of Fort Smith in the primary and Jonesboro attorney Bill Bristow, a Democrat, in the general election. For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Primary. ... A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ...


On April 1, 1999, a referendum which contained a 3 cent increase in tax on gasoline and a 4 cent increase on diesel tax was overwhelmingly passed by the support of 80% of Arkansas voters.[14] Attached to the bill was a bond issue to pay for highway construction. The Commercial Appeal reported: "All the diesel money will be earmarked to pay off the bonds or, if the bond issue fails, to directly finance repairs to the interstates. The gasoline tax money will finance work on non-interstate state roads, notably projects approved in a 1991 road program that without new money remains seven years from completion. Should the bond issue fail, the taxes would remain in place, lessening the chances that the trucking industry will campaign against the bonds." Huckabee commented that the bond issue "won't affect taxes, it will only affect construction acceleration".[15] is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Huckabee led a public relations campaign for the bond program for road reconstruction.[16] Arkansas voters had traditionally shied away from public debt, having experienced a major bond scandal that affected the state's finances for the latter half of the 19th century. This time, however, the voters approved Huckabee's program.[17]


Huckabee also led a campaign to dedicate via constitutional amendment one eighth of each cent of the state sales tax to improvement of the state's park system and natural resources. As part of the campaign, Huckabee traveled the entire length of the Arkansas River (the part within Arkansas) by boat.[18] An amendment is a change to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ...


In 1999, the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Program (ACTAAP) was established.[19][20] Huckabee acknowledged borrowing the K-12 public education program: This article is about the year. ...

"..I've been fortunate to become friends with Gov. Jim Hunt of North Carolina and Gov. George W. Bush of Texas. They've shared their comprehensive assessment and accountability programs. We now have statewide academic standards that allow us to set clear teaching objectives. We have statewide assessments linked to those standards. We have accountability systems with consequences for schools that fail to perform."[21] Subsequent legislation amended ACTAAP to make it conform to No Child Left Behind[22] Signing ceremony at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. ...

In 2000, Huckabee moved into a mobile home on the grounds of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion while the mansion was being renovated. The move became the topic of jokes on the evening talk show circuit. "It's not a trailer. It's a triple wide," Huckabee joked. Huckabee told Jay Leno that the 2,100-square-foot, $110,000 trailer (donated by the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association) "was big enough for your chin." Huckabee said the move saved the state substantial money because support and security staff did not have to move to a new rented location.[23] A modern double-wide manufactured home. ... The Arkansas Governors Mansion The Arkansas Governors Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Arkansas and his family. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ...


In 2000, Huckabee led a campaign to funnel 100 percent of the state's tobacco settlement revenues into the state's health care system, rather than into the general fund.[24] A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


In 2000, Huckabee commented, "In almost four years as governor, no issue has excited Arkansans as much as the question of where the University of Arkansas should play its home football games. That debate attracted far more letters, e-mails and phone calls to the governor's office than any other issue we've faced. And those who contacted us felt strongly. I had made my feelings known to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, and those Arkansans who agreed with me were effusive in their praise. By the same token, some of those who disagreed were downright vicious in their comments."[25]


On March 7, 2001, Huckabee signed a tax on private nursing homes for $5.25 per day per non-Medicare patient.[26] The same year, Huckabee was named “Friend of a Taxpayer” by American for Tax Reform (ATR) for his cut in statewide spending. [27]. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


In April 2001, Canadian comedian Rick Mercer aired his Talking to Americans special; in it, Huckabee was recorded congratulating Canada on preserving its "National Igloo".[28] This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Richard Vincent Rick Mercer (born October 17, 1969 in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On April 11, 2001, Huckabee signed the "Covenant Marriage Act", which is a marriage contract option that compels the couple to seek counseling if problems develop during the marriage, provides limited grounds for divorce or separation, and restricts lawsuits against spouses.[29][30] Huckabee said the law, "offers couples a chance to be held to a higher level of marital commitment".[31] is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Second full term

Mike Huckabee speaking at a Southern California engagement in October of 2007.
Mike Huckabee speaking at a Southern California engagement in October of 2007.

In November 2002, Huckabee was reelected to his second (and final because of term limits) four-year term. Huckabee narrowly defeated State Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher, garnering 53 percent of the vote to her 47 percent. By the end of that term, Huckabee owned the third-longest tenure of any Arkansas Governor (only Democrats Orval Faubus, who served six consecutive two-year terms (1955–1967), and Bill Clinton, who served eleven years, eleven months (1979–1981; 1983–1992), had longer tenures). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1314 × 876 pixel, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1314 × 876 pixel, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... // Jimmie Lou Fisher 1941- Early Life Jimmie Lou Fisher was born in Delight, Arkansas on December 31, 1941. ... Orval Eugene Faubus (7 January 1910 – 14 December 1994) was a six-term Democratic Governor of Arkansas, having served from 1955-1967. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Huckabee was made the chair of the Southern Governors' Association in 1999 and served in that capacity through 2000. He has chaired the Southern Growth Policies Board, the Southern Region Education Board, the Southern Technology Council, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, and currently serves as Chair of the Education Commission of the States. He is also a member of the Republican Governors Association and former chairman of the National Governors Association. Southern Governors Association (SGA) was founded in 1934, and is the oldest and historically the largest of the USAs regional governors associations. ... The Education Commission of the States (ECS) was founded as a result of the creation of the Compact for Education, supported by all 50 states and approved by Congress in 1965. ... The Republican Governors Association is an association for governors in the United States who belong to the United States Republican Party. ... The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ...


On November 21, 2002, the Arkansas Supreme Court declared that the state's school funding procedure was unconstitutional and ordered the state to produce a fair system. The Arkansas State Constitution contains a clause which mandates equitable public education which has been the basis for repeated lawsuits over the years.[32][33][34][35] Huckabee proposed a plan that would consolidate schools districts of less than 1,500 students. The legislature rejected that and instead passed a plan in January 2004 that would consolidate school districts of less than 350.students.[36][37] School consolidation is a contentious issue.[38][39]The issue would resurface when the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled again on school funding in December 2005.[40] is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Arkansas Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ...


On May 8, 2003, Huckabee signed into law increases in cigarette and tobacco taxes as well as a 3 percent income tax surcharge.[41] is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After Hurricane Katrina made landfall and an estimated 70,000 evacuees fled to Arkansas, Huckabee ordered state agencies to take care of them. State parks offered discounts, waived pet restrictions, and bumped other reservations in favor of evacuees. Pharmacists were given emergency authority to dispense prescriptions and provide access to dialysis machines. Shelters opened up in nearly every portion of the state, and Huckabee requested that the entire state be declared a disaster area. It was not. Many of these shelters, either closed or set to close, were reopened or kept open to process a "second wave" of Katrina evacuees moved from Texas in the wake of arriving Hurricane Rita. (See also Hurricane Katrina disaster relief). This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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In early 2006, Huckabee — along with fellow governors Rick Perry (R-TX); Jim Doyle (D-WI); and Dave Freudenthal (D-WY) — went on a week long visit to the Middle East and South Asia as part of a Department of Defense-funded trip to provide the state leaders with an idea of the conditions under which American forces are serving. While visiting Baghdad and Tikrit, Huckabee and the governors received briefings from Gen. George Casey and Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad.[42] James Richard Perry (b. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... For other persons named James Doyle, see James Doyle (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... Looking north along the Tigris towards Saddams Presidential palace in April 2003 Tikrit (تكريت, TikrÄ«t also transliterated as Takrit or Tekrit) is a town in Iraq, located 140 km northwest of Baghdad on the Tigris river (at 34. ... General George Casey General George William Casey, Jr. ... Dr. Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad (Pashtu/Persian: ‎ ) (born 22 March 1951) is the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. ...


Huckabee has voiced his support of creationism. He was quoted in July 2004 on Arkansans Ask, his regular show on the Arkansas Educational Television Network: "I think that students also should be given exposure to the theories not only of evolution but to the basis of those who believe in creationism." Huckabee also stated "I do not necessarily buy into the traditional Darwinian theory, personally."[43][44][45][46] In the Third GOP Debate in June 2007, Huckabee was asked by Tom Fahey whether he believed in evolution, and he responded, in part: "I don't think knowing that would make me a better or worse president."[47] Creationism is a religious belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their original form by a deity or deities (often the Abrahamic God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam), whose existence is presupposed. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... This article is about evolution in biology. ... Charles Darwin Darwinism is a term for the underlying theory in those ideas of Charles Darwin concerning evolution and natural selection. ... Tom Fahey is the State House Bureau Chief of the New Hampshire Union Leader,[1] for which he writes the State House Dome column. ...


Throughout his tenure as Governor, welfare rolls declined by nearly half and during his last year in office the state's economy grew 4.4%, beating the national average of 4.2%.[48]


Political positions

Main article: Political positions of Mike Huckabee
  • Huckabee is against gun control and is an avid hunter.
  • Huckabee endorsed the use of foreign workers from Canada and Mexico for agricultural labor,[53] opposed McCain/Kennedy immigration bill[54] and believes the United States' number one priority should be to secure America's borders.[55] He said of the border, "Police it, absolutely. Militarize it, no."[56] In an interview with CBS news Huckabee said that he intends to reach out to minorities, unions and other traditional Democratic groups. "If Republicans don't win minority votes and votes that we traditionally don't get, Hillary Clinton's the next president," Huckabee said in a teleconference with reporters while campaigning in Iowa.[57]

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Controversy

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Fiscal record

Club for Growth argues that he increased state spending 65.3 percent (1996-2004) and supported five tax increases, prompting them to accuse Huckabee of being a liberal in disguise.[59] The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration states that taxes were cut ninety times for savings of $378 million dollars, while taxes were raised twenty-one times for an increase of $883 million dollars.[60] According to a National Review writer, during his tenure, the state’s general obligation debt shot up by almost $1 billion.[61] Huckabee publicly opposed the repeal of a sales tax on groceries and medicine in 2002, signed a referendum passed by 80% of the state raising taxes on gasoline in 1999, and signed a $5.25 bed-tax on private nursing home patients in 2001.[62][63][64] These taxes, according to the Arkansas Democratic Gazette, increased "average Arkansan’s tax burden from $1,969 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1997, to $2,902 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2005, including local taxes.[60] However, his campaign manager said Huckabee doubled the standard deduction and the child care tax credit, eliminated the marriage penalty and the capital gains tax on the sale of a home, and reduced the capital gains tax for both businesses and individuals.[64] A critic responded that most of the tax cuts were small deductions and exemptions initiated by the state legislature and that the broad-based tax cut was proposed by his predecessor.[65] Responding to the criticism regarding tax increases Huckabee’s manager pointed out that “more than 80% of the voters supported a four cent tax on diesel fuel to fix the roads” and that through the same process voters approved a tax increasing the sales tax by an eighth of a cent to preserve their natural and cultural heritage.[64] Huckabee's manager said that it would have been in violation of Governor Huckabee’s oath of office[66] to override the voters with respect to the referendums, and concluded that the citizens were responsible for the increases in taxation.[64] Arkansas Health Care Association President Jim Cooper stated that the private nursing home tax was necessary in order to avert future huge tax increases as a result of years of mismanagement.[67] The Club for Growth is a section 527 political organization and an affiliated political action committee that raises money for candidates who support an anti-tax and limited-government agenda. ... National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Huckabee has asserted he did not raise spending significantly in areas he could control and in those areas spending rose six-tenths of one percent a year during his entire governance.[64] Huckabee stated he cut taxes over ninety times while governor, saving Arkansas' citizens close to $380 million.[64][68] He also signed the first broad-based tax cut in Arkansas's history. The tax cut included increasing the standard deduction, indexed tax brackets for inflation and eliminated capital gains tax on home sales.[61] For 2007, he says that his state enjoyed a surplus of nearly $850 million.[68] His refusal to raise taxes in the face of a budget shortfall sparked criticism from lawmakers and members of the media alike. In response to the criticism he created the "Tax Me More Fund", which was a voluntary fund for people who felt that the government needed to raise more taxes.[69] State Sen. Minority Leader John Brown called the "Tax Me More Fund" a campaign tactic.[69]


In January of 2007 on Meet the Press, Huckabee said "I think you got to be very careful. I wouldn’t propose any new taxes. I wouldn’t support any. But if we’re in a situation where we are in a different level of war, where there is no other option, I think that it’s a very dangerous position to make pledges that are outside the most important pledge you make, and that is the oath you take to uphold the Constitution and protect the people of the United States."[70] Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, who in 2006 called the governor a “serial tax increaser,"[71] stated recently, "Gov. Huckabee recognizes that the challenge is to rein in spending and reduce taxes."[72] Huckabee supports the Fair Tax, which would do away with all federal taxes and replace them with a single national sales tax.[73] In March of 2007, Huckabee signed the Presidential Taxpayer Protection Pledge of Americans for Tax Reform, promising not to increase taxes at the federal level.[72] Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... Grover Norquist Grover Glenn Norquist (born October 19, 1956) is an American conservative activist. ... Americans for Tax Reform is an interest group seeking to reduce the overall level of taxation in the United States, at the federal, state and local level. ... The phrase fair tax is used by some economists as a synonym for a progressive tax (as opposed to an unfair or regressive tax). ...


Handling of the Wayne Dumond case

Huckabee has also come under criticism for his handling of the case of Wayne Dumond, a convicted rapist who was released during Huckabee's governorship and who subsequently sexually assaulted and murdered a woman in Missouri.[74] Dumond's case had attracted national attention in the mid 1990s from critics of President Bill Clinton who felt the former Arkansas Governor had been too harsh with Dumond because Dumond's victim was a distant Clinton relative. Even before taking office, Huckabee met with Dumond's wife and privately announced his intention that Dumond be set free, stating his unhappiness with the way Clinton had handled the case.[75] Dumond was castrated prior to his trial; he stated that he was attacked by two men in his home (though district prosecutor Gene Raff suggested it was a case of self-mutilation[76] and a urologist who'd studied the topic told the Forrest City Times-Herald that self-mutilation isn't that rare among psychologically disturbed sex offenders.[77]) On September 20, 1996, Huckabee publicly announced his intention of commuting Dumond's sentence based on the commutation given by Jim Guy Tucker, who had served as governor during Clinton's presidential run and had overseen the case.[78] There was strong opposition to Huckabee's plan, leaving Huckabee in a difficult situation politically.[74] On October 31, 1996, Huckabee met privately with the parole board to talk about the Dumond case. On January 16, 1997, Dumond was granted parole, just five months after he had been rejected. Huckabee released a statement saying, "I concur with the board’s action and hope the lives of all those involved can move forward. The action of the board accomplishes what I sought to do in considering an earlier request for commutation ...In light of the action of the board, my original intent to commute the sentence to time served is no longer relevant."[74] His full disclosure of the incident is described in his book From Hope to Higher Ground. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Rape. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Castration, gelding, neutering, orchiectomy or orchidectomy is any action, surgical or otherwise, by which a biological male loses use of the testes. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Dumond had been sentenced to life in prison until 1992, when Tucker reduced the sentence to 39 1/2 years which made Dumond eligible for parole. The parole was granted on the condition that another state take him. Wayne Dumond moved to Kansas City in 2000 and was convicted there of sexually assaulting and murdering a woman that lived near his home. Wayne Dumond died in prison in 2005 [79]


Illegal immigration

Huckabee has been criticized for his positions on illegal immigration.[80][81] In his 2005 State of the State address, he complained that a Hispanic student was not able to get financial aid because he was an illegal alien. Huckabee said: "But when he applied for financial aid, he wasn’t eligible for the various scholarships or grants because of his status, a status that he had no decision in or control over."[82][83] Huckabee vehemently opposed a 2005 bill sponsored by Arkansas State Senator Jim Holt which would deny state benefits to illegal immigrants, calling it "un-Christian."[84] Huckabee argued that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than they receive in benefits: "They pay fuel taxes. If they're using a fake Social Security number, they're paying Social Security taxes and will never receive any benefit. It would be closer to the truth to say they're subsidizing Joe McCutchen and Jim Holt more than the other way around."[85] When a Mexican consulate opened in Little Rock in 2006, Huckabee strongly supported it.[86] The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported: "Before he left office, former Gov. Mike Huckabee gave $10,000 to Little Rock. The money was given to help the consulate. Former Mayor Jim Dailey had requested that the governor match the city’s Dec. 19 contribution of $50,000 in a letter written Dec. 20. Huckabee’s contribution came from the governor’s $500,000 emergency fund and was one of roughly 20 appropriations Huckabee made from the taxpayer fund in his final days in office."[87] Critics of Huckabee say his support of the Mexican consulate broke federal law.[88] In 2007, Huckabee said, "I just don't think it's realistic to say this weekend we're going to round up 12 to 20 million young people and their children and we're going to put them across the border and they're never going to come back."[89] In a 2007 interview, Huckabee argued against job loss caused by illegal immigration saying, "You know, when people say, 'they're taking our jobs' -- I used to hear that as Governor -- and I started asking this question, 'can you name me any person, give me their name, who can't get a job plucking a chicken or picking a tomato or tarring a roof that would like to do that work?' ....I never, ever, had a person who could come up with the name of a person who could not get a job because an illegal immigrant had stepped in front of them because it was either a job that person didn't want to do or didn't exist."[90] Huckabee believes that Congress should seal the border and does not advocate punishing children of illegal immigrants for their parents crime. He stated in an interview with National Review, “I have always said you don’t punish a child for the crime of a parent.....Frankly, it’s in our best interest to try to get that child on to a higher level of education.”[91] In his opening remarks among Hispanic civil rights leaders at a LULAC convention, Huckabee said the nation will need to address the concerns of the Hispanic community because of its growing influence and population base. "Pretty soon, Southern white guys like me may be in the minority," Huckabee said jokingly as the crowd roared in laughter. He told the LULAC delegates that their presence in the state's capital city was very important because Arkansas has one of the fastest growing Hispanic populations in the nation. "Your gathering is so very significant for our state," Huckabee said.[92] National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley, Jr. ... LULAC is an organization which strives for rights for Hispanic Americans. ...


Gift registry

In November 2006, both Huckabee and his wife drew criticism for creating wedding registries in the amount of over $6000 at both the Target and Dillard's web sites, in conjunction with a housewarming party to celebrate a new house they had purchased in Little Rock. The Arkansas Times, which first reported the story, noted that wedding gifts represent one of the exceptions to a $100 cap on gifts to political leaders under Arkansas law.[93] Huckabee said that the registries were intended only for those who were invited to the event, that he was not involved in organizing the event, and that they were classified as wedding registries only because those sites did not have separate categories for housewarming parties.[citation needed] For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... This article is about a department store chain. ... A housewarming party is party held on the occasion of moving into a newly purchased house or moving into any new residence. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 137 732 km² 385 km 420 km 2. ...


Public comments

Huckabee has made a number of public statements that have drawn criticism[94][95][96][97][98][99], including comparing his weight loss to the experience of a concentration camp, for which the National Jewish Democratic Council chastised Huckabee,[100] and his use of suicide as a joke about fundraising efforts by himself and his opponents in the Republican primaries, for which he was criticized by various suicide awareness groups.[101] [102] In both cases, Huckabee and his campaign publicly responded with clear apologies. Commenting on a third incident paralleling Arkansas journalists critical of his policies to disgraced reporters Jayson Blair and Janet Cooke, Huckabee said "You'll see it--one of the things that gets me in trouble is my love of metaphors. I use hyperbole in the course of trying to paint a word picture. I pay a dear price for it." [103] It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) is the national voice of Jewish Democrats in the United States. ... Jayson Blair (born March 23, 1976, Columbia, Maryland) is an African American and former New York Times reporter who was forced to resign from the newspaper in May 2003, after he was caught plagiarizing and fabricating elements of his stories. ... Janet Cooke (born 1958) was an American journalist who became infamous when she won a Pulitzer Prize for a fabricated story that she wrote for The Washington Post. ...


Janet Huckabee 2002 run for Secretary of State

In 2002, Huckabee and his wife Janet ran on the same ballot. Mike Huckabee ran for Governor, while Janet Huckabee ran for Secretary of State. The New York Times reported that this set off an "avalanche of criticism." A Republican State Representative, Jake Files, commented, "'That's just a lot of power in one family's hands"[104] Mike Huckabee won his race 53-47, while his wife Janet lost 38-62.[105]


Presidential ambitions

Main article: Mike Huckabee presidential campaign, 2008

On January 27, 2007, the Associated Press reported that Huckabee planned to file papers to form a presidential exploratory committee. He announced his run for the White House on Meet the Press on January 28, 2007.[106] On January 29, 2007, Huckabee told The Associated Press "I think this is an opportunity to show the American dream is still alive and there's hope and optimism that can be awakened in a lot of people's lives if they think that a person like me can run and actually become president".[107] Image File history File links Ballot_box_current. ... This article is about the political process. ... Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas, officially announced his candidacy for the United States presidential election, 2008 on January 28, 2007. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... In the election politics of the United States, an exploratory committee is an organization established to help determine whether a potential candidate should run for an elected office. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On April 3, 2007, Huckabee's campaign reported that it had raised only $500,000 in the first quarter of 2007, one sixth of the total raised by Sam Brownback, one thirtieth of the total raised by Rudy Giuliani, and one fifty-second of the total raised by Hillary Clinton during the same period. The numbers prompted speculation in Arkansas that Huckabee might abandon the Presidential race for a U.S. Senate race against first-term Democrat Mark Pryor. Huckabee denied any plans to do this, and Huckabee campaign manager Chip Saltsman claimed that the campaign had actually surpassed its first quarter fund raising goal.[108] is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Rudolph William Louis Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, businessman, and Republican politician from the state of New York. ... REDIRECT Hillary Rodham Clinton   This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ...

Huckabee addressing supporters in Iowa.

Huckabee has said that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is "creating a major distraction for the President and for the administration and for the Republican Party," and suggested that perhaps Gonzales should consider resigning due to the current controversy surrounding him.[109] On April 23, 2007, Huckabee finished second in a South Carolina straw poll conducted by the local Republican parties in Greenville, Spartanburg and Richland counties with 111 votes behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.[110] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... Alberto Gonzales (born August 4, 1955), is the 80th and current Attorney General of the United States. ... is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... A straw poll is an informal type of voting where the results of the poll have little or no direct results, other than to gauge opinion. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...


Huckabee participated in the May 3, 2007 Republican Presidential Debates along with the nine other declared candidates. Huckabee expressed support of a FairTax, a balanced budget with reduced spending, making the Bush administration's 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent, combating climate change, and comprehensive immigration reform. The 2008 Republican Presidential Debates are political debates before the 2008 Republican Primaries. ... Throughout this article, the unqualified term dollar and the $ symbol refer to the United States dollar. ... From a Keynesian point of view, a balanced budget in the public sector is achieved when the government has enough fiscal discipline to be able to equate the revenues with expenditure over the business cycles. ... A tax cut is a reduction in the rate of tax charged by a government, for example on personal or corporate income. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Huckabee generated publicity from his performance in the May 15, 2007 Republican Presidential Debates. One widely-reported Huckabee comment was "[w]e've had a Congress that's spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop", a reference to the report of Edwards, a 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate, spending $800 of campaign money on two haircuts.[111] is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The 2008 Republican Presidential Debates are political debates before the 2008 Republican Primaries. ... Johnny Reid John Edwards[1] (born June 10, 1953), is an American politician who was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. ...


Huckabee said on May 16 that, if his campaign falters, he would have to think long and hard before agreeing to become a vice-presidential candidate on a ticket whose presidential choice endorses abortion. "This is an issue to me that is very critical. It's one of the reasons that I got into politics because I believe the manner in which we treat innocent life and the matter in which we respect human life, at whatever stage ... is an incredibly powerful statement about who we are as a people," Huckabee told reporters in a conference call in South Carolina.[112] is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83...


The Huckabee campaign announced on June 8, 2007 that Huckabee would participate in the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll, scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2007 in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University. At that straw poll, Huckabee placed second with 2587 votes totaling 18.1 percent, behind Mitt Romney, but ahead of Sam Brownback who had spent far more money on the campaign. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Ames Straw Poll is a straw poll that takes place in Ames, Iowa on a Saturday in August of years in which the Republican presidential nomination is undecided (that is, in years without an incumbent Republican President). ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Main Street in downtown Ames in 2006 Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa, about 30 miles north of Des Moines in Story County. ... Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa, USA. Until 1959 it was known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. ... A straw poll is an informal type of voting where the results of the poll have little or no direct results, other than to gauge opinion. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ...


In a July 9, 2007 interview, Huckabee said that his solution for ending the ongoing violence in Iraq would include a troop increase and seeking additional support from other nations in the Middle East.[113] is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Huckabee has received several endorsements, one such from former South Carolina Governor David Beasley.[114] In August 2007, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich predicted that Huckabee will catch on with Republican primary voters, and called him "the most interesting dark horse".[115] Huckabee has also been endorsed by famous actor Chuck Norris.[116] Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... David Muldrow Beasley (born February 26, 1957) is a United States politician. ... Newton Leroy Gingrich, (born June 17, 1943), served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ... Carlos Ray Chuck Norris (born on 10 March 1940) is an American martial artist, action star, Hollywood actor, and recently, an internet phenomenon, who is best known for playing Cordell Walker on Walker, Texas Ranger. ...


On October 21, 2007, Huckabee came in 2nd in the Values Voter Summit Straw Poll with 1565 (27.15%) votes, a close 2nd to Mitt Romney's 1595 (27.62%) votes, but among on-site voters he received a majority of votes, 488 votes out of 952.(51.26%)[117] is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On October 26, 2007, Huckabee is recorded as surpassing a first-tier candidate for the first time in a nation-wide poll, garnering 12% of presidential tracking poll, just 1% over Mitt Romney.[118] is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ...


Health advocacy

When elected governor of Arkansas, Huckabee was significantly overweight. In 2003, physicians diagnosed the governor with adult-onset diabetes and informed him that he would not live more than ten years if he did not lose weight. Prompted by this diagnosis (as well as the subsequent death of former Governor White, whose obesity led to a fatal heart attack), Huckabee began dieting. He subsequently lost over 110 pounds,[119][120] according to a New York Times article at a pace so rapid that "it was as if he simply unzipped a fat suit and stepped out."[121] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See diabetes mellitus for further general information on diabetes. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Huckabee publicly recounted his previous burdens as an overweight man: the steps of the Arkansas capitol from the entrance of the building up to the Governor's office were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs; he secretly feared that he would be interviewed by media at the top of the steps, and that he would be unable to respond appropriately due to his overexertion and breathlessness.[122]


Huckabee has discussed his weight loss and used health care reform as major focuses of his governorship.[123]


Drawing attention to his weight loss and new outlook, Huckabee ran in the 2006 New York City Marathon.[124] The New York City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run over a 42,195 m (26. ...


Huckabee ran in the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon, and the 2005 and 2006 Little Rock Marathon. The 2005 Little Rock Marathon featured an impromptu challenge between Huckabee and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Huckabee completed the marathon in 4:38:31, defeating Vilsack by 50 minutes. Runners compete in the 29th Marine Corps Marathon, October 31, 2004. ... The Little Rock Marathon shield The Little Rock Marathon, started in 2003, is an annual marathon held in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Thomas James Vilsack (born December 13, 1950) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as the 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. ...


Huckabee was one of 10 recipients of a 2006 American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Impact Award acknowledging his work as a "health crusader". Current logo for AARP, in use since January 2007 For the AppleTalk protocol developed by Apple Computer, see AppleTalk address resolution protocol (AARP). ...


Books

Huckabee has authored or co-authored five books:

  • Character is the Issue (1997), a memoir (inspired by the crisis surrounding the incidents prior to his taking office as governor)
  • Kids Who Kill (1998), a book about juvenile violence (inspired by the Jonesboro massacre, which took place during his tenure as governor)
  • Living Beyond Your Lifetime (2000), a guide for leaving a personal legacy
  • Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork (2005), a health and exercise inspirational guide (based on his personal health experience) Publisher: Center Street
  • From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 Stops to Restoring America's Greatness (2007) Publisher: Center Street

Huckabee also wrote the foreword to My Story Your Story His Story (2006) by Larry Toller The Jonesboro school massacre occurred on Tuesday, March 24, 1998, in Craighead County, Arkansas, near northwestern Jonesboro. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


See also

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Notes

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  4. ^ Official biography. Retrieved on 2007-10-26.
  5. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE5DE163FF936A35752C1A964958260
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  7. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3929
  8. ^ a b c d Nelson, Rex (July 2, 1995). "Clinton's Hired Gun Gives Huckabee Hand: Lieutenant Governor Shooting for Senate". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  9. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9905EEDB1E39F932A05756C0A960958260
  10. ^ Huckabee, Mike (January 15, 1997)."Text of Gov. Huckabee's State of the State address (part 2 of 2)." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  11. ^ AR Kids First website. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
  12. ^ "America's 5 Best Governors", Time Magazine, 2005-11-13. 
  13. ^ Duffy, Joan (May 23, 1998). "Ark. Governor to Pay Ethics Fine". The Commercial Appeal.
  14. ^ http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/articles/2007/08/04/news/iowa/0b84fa1a84daac668625732d000dd2fb.txt
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Preceded by
Jim Guy Tucker
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
1993 – 1996
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1996 – 2007
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Mike Huckabee was born on August 24, 1955, in Hope (Hempstead County), the son of Dorsey W. and Mae (Elder) Huckabee.
Huckabee was defeated in the general election that fall, with Bumpers receiving sixty percent of the vote to Huckabee’s forty percent.
Huckabee was also instrumental in passing the Covenant Marriage Act of 2001, and later, on Valentine’s Day of 2005, the governor and his wife participated in a large gathering of 8,000 Arkansans at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock (Pulaski County), all of whom expressed their desire to support and reaffirm their marriages.
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