Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Mike Huckabee

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Mike Huckabee is a former governor of Arkansas (1996-2007) who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2016 and 2008. From 2008 to January 2015, Huckabee hosted a weekly show on Fox News and two syndicated radio shows; his most recent book is God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy (2015). A 2008 Republican presidential candidate who considered (but ultimately rejected) a 2012 campaign, he is also an ordained Baptist minister. In 2008 Huckabee blended personal charm with explicitly religious campaigning to appeal to the Republican Party’s religious core. While Huckabee justified opposition to stem cell research and abortion with his Christian beliefs, he also argued that Christian politicians needed to address poverty and disease both in the United States and globally. During his 2016 campaign Huckabee cited his faith in opposing same-sex marriage and vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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