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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Is Huckabee serious about a 2016 bid?

Huckabee has been working hard to build relationships with a GOP donor class that shunned him eight years ago. He’s traveled to California and Texas for donor meetings. He has frequent meetings both in Florida, where he now lives, and in New York City, where he travels every weekend for his Fox News show.

He’s also putting in the work with Beltway Republicans. He headlined a January luncheon for the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting, spoke to CPAC last week and will be in D.C. again for the annual gala of the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List on Wednesday. He’ll return on March 26 to keynote a luncheon for the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual fundraising event. He’s also endorsed a number of Republican incumbents facing primaries, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“It’s been a different world than in 2008, when the governor was having to fight for every penny we got our hands on. Now, GOP donors, even some that at one time didn’t see him as their first pick, they’re taking note,” said Chad Gallagher, a longtime Huckabee adviser who runs his political action committee.

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Mike Huckabee Could Be President—If Only He Wanted It

...There are Republican kingmakers prepared to bank on just that. When Huckabee ran for president in 2008, the former Arkansas governor and Southern Baptist preacher beat expectations by winning the Iowa caucuses and finishing second in the overall delegate count. He passed on another run two years ago, when race-watchers thought the nomination was within his reach. But the 2016 election might present his best opening yet. ... Meanwhile, early indicators suggest an appetite for Huckabee and his brand of conservative populism: This winter, at least four polls put him at the head of the primary pack—two of them even before Christie’s reputation tanked. The GOP strategists who told me they are urging Huckabee to run recalled how as governor he once earned more than 30 percent of the African American vote in Arkansas, where he also defended social services for immigrants. Huckabee, in this analysis, is the candidate who could bring back the party’s big tent. They hope to convince him to make another go.

Huckabee at CPAC fielding questions from the press (in an effort to get his campaigning legs back?)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:39 am 
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Christopher, I was just coming on to post the first article! It's very exciting to me to see Sarah Huckabee Sanders say her dad is "very, very seriously considering" a 2016 run. And, that the Republican Party is "paying attention" this time around!

Can't remember how long ago it was that we had so much encouraging Huckabee news to post....

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