Former Mike Huckabee campaign manager Ed Rollins toldThe State Column that he thinks Huckabee will run for president.
“He’s receiving quite a bit of counsel and encouragement. He knows he has roughly a June 1 deadline to decide. Personally, it’s my sense that he’ll go for it this time,” Rollins said.
Huckabee has been topping recent polls. His RealClearPolitics poll average of 17.3 percent puts him in first place, just ahead of Donald Trump.
But there’s no indication that he has started doing groundwork for a campaign in any of the early primary states, and several of his staffers from 2008 have already signed on with different candidates.