Huckabee launches presidential nomination bid

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — He won eight Republican primaries in 2008 — and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is looking to see if he can do better than that in 2016.

In his hometown of Hope, Arkansas — also the birthplace of Bill Clinton — Huckabee Tuesday is launching another bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

He’s reaching out to working-class cultural conservatives, as he promotes his conservative views on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

Huckabee joins a number of Republican candidates including Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina. Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders are the only well-known Democrats to announce they are seeking a nomination so far. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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