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Huckabee’s Carefully Coordinated Presidential Buzz



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Hmm. There’s one story that crops up all over the political media today.

Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post:

Add another name to the list of potential GOP presidential contenders for 2016. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — the winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, who took a pass on the 2012 presidential race — says he might be willing to give it another try.

In an interview Thursday night, Huckabee said he is receiving encouragement to run “from places where I never got it before.”

Jonathan Martin of the New York Times:

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas has not been among the Republicans frequently named as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, but he would like that to change.

“I’m keeping the door open,” Mr. Huckabee said in an interview here Thursday night about the possibility of seeking his party’s nomination again. “I think right now the focus needs to be on 2014, but I’m mindful of the fact that there’s a real opportunity for me.”

David Brody of CBN:

In an exclusive backstage television interview with The Brody File, former governor Mike Huckabee says, “there’s a new openness now” for a run at the presidency in 2016. Huckabee says he’s been encouraged to run by top evangelical and financial figures that did not back him in 2008. This time, however they say they will. The Brody File conducted the exclusive interview behind closed doors at the Convention Center in Little Rock Arkansas Thursday evening during a private event hosted by The American Renewal Project.

Not quite as exclusive as it seems.

This is what you call a highly coordinated rollout.


Tags: Mike Huckabee


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