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.

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