Huckabee, Mike

Huckabee, Mike

(Michael Dale Huckabee), 1955–, American politican and Baptist minister, b. Hope, Ark. He attended Ouachita Baptist Univ. (B.A., 1975) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Huckabee served as a Baptist minister in Pine Bluff and Texarkana, Ark. (1980–92), was involved in Christian television broadcasting (1983–96), and became the youngest president of the Arkansas Baptist Convention (1989–91). In 1992 he ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for the U.S. Senate, then in 1994 was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas. When Gov. Jim Guy Tucker resigned in 1996 following his WhitewaterWhitewater,
popular name for a failed 1970s Arkansas real estate venture by the Whitewater Development Corp., in which Gov. (later President) Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were partners; the name is also used for the political ramifications of this scheme.
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 convictions, Huckabee succeeded him and was elected in governor his own right in 1998 and again in 2002. In office, Huckabee established a medical insurance plan for poor children, improved the state highway system, and cut taxes. In 2007 he became a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, running as an evangelical and populist, but lost in the primaries to John McCainMcCain, John Sidney, 3d,
1936–2018, U.S. politician, b. Panama Canal Zone. A much decorated navy veteran, he was born into a career naval family and attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1958.
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. He subsequently was a television talk show host. In 2015 he became a candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination.
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Sarah Huckabee, Mike Huckabee's daughter, said, "We've managed our resources and our team as frugally as possible and we like to be respectful of our donors and the faith they put in us when they give us money.