Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee
Candidate status: Dropped out March 4, 2008
Filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC on January 29, 2007

States won: LA | KS | AR | TN | GA | AL | WV | IA

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Current job: Term as Arkansas governor ended in January 2007

Birth date: August 24, 1955; Hope, Arkansas

Family: Married Janet Huckabee

Religion: Baptist

Education: Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1975; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-80

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My faith is my life -- it defines me. My faith doesn't influence my decisions, it drives them. ... Real faith makes us humble and mindful, not of the faults of others, but of our own.
-- on his campaign Web site
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Some supporters, who may have also contributed to other candidates, include:
John Tyson, CEO and chair of Tyson Foods
Donated $2,300
John Tyson
Jim Lindsey, former NFL player, head of an Arkansas real estate firm
Donated $2,300
Warren Stephens, CEO and chair of Stephens investment bank
Donated $2,300
Steven Reinemund, executive chairman of Pepsi
Donated $2,300
American Trucking Association, trade group
Hosted a March 29, 2007, Washington fundraiser for Huckabee
Scott Ford, president and CEO of Alltel
Donated $2,300
* Money figures are according to FEC
Some of the top and notable advisers, according to the campaigns and/or media reports.
John "Chip" Saltsman, campaign manager
Senior political advisor for former Sen. Bill Frist's VOLPAC, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.
Kirsten A. Fedewa, communications consultant
Communications director and press secretary to the National Republican Governors Association, vice press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee, owns communications/strategy firm.
Alice Stewart, press secretary
Huckabee's gubernatorial press secretary, weekend anchor and reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, worked at several television stations in the South.
J. French Hill, finance chairman
Chairman and CEO of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. and a director of Delta Trust & Bank. Served as a special assistant to President George H.W. Bush for economic policy.
Eric Woolson, Iowa consultant
President and CEO of the media and government relations firm The Concept Works, communications director on then-Gov. George W. Bush's Iowa caucus campaign, communications director for Gov. Terry Branstad.
Bob Wickers, media adviser
Principle in the GOP consulting firm Dresner, Wickers & Associates, clients include former California Gov. Pete Wilson, Vermont Sen. Jim Jeffords, Minn. Sen. Norm Coleman, Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns as well as Russian President Boris Yelstin, New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.
Gov. Mike Rounds, chairman of the National Steering Committee
South Dakota's governor since 2003
Gov. Mike Rounds
* Special Notes
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Mike Huckabee Fundraising
TOTAL as of 01/31/2008
Raised: $12,992,908
Spent: $12,063,507
Cash-on-Hand: $929,401
provided by FEC
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Ad Watch
Huckabee's Campaign Ad Highlight
Huckabee on the Issues
Opposes abortion rights.
Supports Bush-backed immigration plan that provides a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. Believes some Republican plans to deport illegal immigrants are "unworkable."
Has offered qualified support for Bush Iraq policy, saying the president has access to military and diplomatic information that is not publicly available. Opposes congressional resolutions that express opposition to the president's plan to increase the number of American troops in Iraq. Opposes proposals to cut funding for the war.
Same-sex marriage
Opposes same-sex marriage.
Social Security
Supports Bush plan allowing workers to divert some Social Security payroll taxes into private retirement accounts.
Supports a "FairTax" plan.
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