Mike Huckabee invited folks to come to his hometown of Hope, Ark., on May 5 where he promises to say whether he’s going to run for president again in 2016.
The former Arkansas governor announced tonight on Fox News Channel the date of his big reveal. The town of Hope is a symbolic choice for Huckabee, who just happens to hail from the same place where Bill Clinton was born.
Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa caucuses, voluntarily quit his Fox News show in January so he could consider another presidential bid. He also formed a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, according to Bloomberg Politics. In another sign that he’s getting his affairs in order before another presidential bid, Huckabee said earlier this week his syndicated radio commentary will end on May 1.
In his interview with Fox’s Bret Baier, Huckabee said it will be important for him to do well in the Iowa caucuses that are scheduled for Feb. 1 and also in the South Carolina primary. Evangelical voters make up a big chunk of the Iowa caucus vote, and the one-time Baptist preacher has strong ties to them.
SOURCE: USA Today OnPolitics – Catalina Camia