Mike Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee speaking at HealthierUS Summit.jpg
Governor of Arkansas
Former officeholder
In office
1996 – 2007
PredecessorJim Guy Tucker
Chairman, National Governors Association
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas
1993 – 1996
Bachelor'sOuachita Baptist University (1976)
Date of birthAugust 24, 1955
Place of birthHope, Arkansas
ProfessionTalkshow host
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (born August 24, 1955, in Hope, AR) is the host of the Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee.[1] He was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007 and a 2008 candidate for President. Huckabee is considered a possible presidential candidate in 2016.


Huckabee is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, a public speaker, a musician and the author of several best selling books.

He served as Chairman of the National Governors Association from 2005 to 2006 and as Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1993 to 1996.


  • Attended, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977
  • B.A., Ouachita Baptist University, 1976




See also: Mike Huckabee possible presidential campaign, 2016 and Presidential election, 2016

Huckabee is considered a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016. When asked on December 22, 2013, whether he would be interested in another run for the presidency, Huckabee said, "It would be, frankly, dishonest to say no."[2] Since his 2008 bid for the presidency, Huckabee's popularity has grown due to his Fox News talk show Huckabee and the founding of the HuckPAC, which provides funding to key congressional campaigns across the country.[3] Seventeen governors have served as president.[4]

On The Issues Vote Match

Mike Huckabee's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Huckabee is a Hard-Core Conservative. Huckabee received a score of 22 percent on social issues and 78 percent on economic issues.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no content must have a name

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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[5]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Opposes Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: June 23, 2014.[6] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.


In 2005, Governing magazine named Huckabee as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for his accomplishments as a proponent of "compassionate conservatism."[7] Other honorees included Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Florida Senator Paula Dockery. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[8]

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External links


  1. Chicago Tribune, "Fox Contributor," June 12, 2008
  2. Fox News, "Huckabee says he's interested in 2016 White House bid, will decide after midterms," December 22, 2014
  3. Washington Examiner, "Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run," September 15, 2014
  4. Center on the American Governor, "The Governors Who Became President: Brief Biographies," accessed October 30, 2013
  5. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
  6. On The Issues, "Mike Huckabee Vote Match," accessed June 23, 2014
  7. Alan Greenblatt, Governing, "Trim Waist, Hefty Record," 2005
  8. Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Guy Tucker
Governor of Arkansas
Succeeded by
Mike Beebe