88 Facts About Mike Huckabee

1. Mike Huckabee insists that it only looks like the White House is chaotic, and argued instead that President Donald Trump was juggling responsibilities like the chef at a five-star restaurant.

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2. Mike Huckabee said on my show on Friday, "The party that's all for 'piles' of dead babies.

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3. Mike Huckabee said it's disingenuous for some Democrats to continue to use similar rhetoric, claiming they do not care if abortions are "rare.

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4. Mike Huckabee agreed with President Trump's remark that controversial late-term abortion laws will "lift up the whole pro-life movement" and hurt the Democratic Party at the polls.

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5. Mike Huckabee responds to Chris Christie saying he will owe him an apology after reading his book.

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6. Mike Huckabee reacted Sunday to New York's recent legislation that legalizes abortion up until birth, saying that it's "uncivilized.

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7. Mike Huckabee weighed in Sunday on the large field of Democrats hoping to challenge President Trump in 2020.

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8. Mike Huckabee has published numerous books ranging from political and social commentary.

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9. Mike Huckabee wrote a book chronicling his weight-loss experience, Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork.

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10. Mike Huckabee relaunched the Mike Huckabee show on Trinity Broadcasting Network in 2017.

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11. Mike Huckabee hosted a weekend show, Mike Huckabee, on Fox News Channel, which premiered Saturday, September 27, 2008, at 8 PM EST, and ended on January 3, 2015 so that Huckabee could consider the possibility of running for president.

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12. Mike Huckabee is a member of the Republican Governors Association and former chairman of the National Governors Association.

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13. Mike Huckabee has previously stated he is opposed to using military resources for border patrol.

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14. In January 2018, Mike Huckabee praised Doha, Qatar as being "surprisingly beautiful, modern, and hospitable" after a trip there, but did not reveal that a foreign agent for Qatar had paid $50,000 to a corporation run by Huckabee as a "honorarium for visit".

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15. Mike Huckabee told Fox News that a possible cabinet appointment for himself was discussed but that he turned the offer down, saying, "I'm not sure it was the right fit.

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16. Mike Huckabee ended his daily radio show in December 2013, which strengthened speculations about a presidential bid.

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17. Mike Huckabee said, "I'm not ruling anything out for the future, but I'm not making any specific plans.

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18. Mike Huckabee repeated the accusations made by various media and civil rights organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center recalling his past association with the CofCC saying, "I will not participate in any program that has racist overtones.

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19. Mike Huckabee encouraged the all-white Immanuel Baptist Church to accept black members in the mid-1980s.

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20. Mike Huckabee graduated from Ouachita Baptist University on May 8, 1978, completing his bachelor's degree in religion before attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

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21. Mike Huckabee entered the ministry in 1972 at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope.

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22. Mike Huckabee has one sister, Mrs Pat Harris, a middle school teacher.

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23. Mike Huckabee was elected governor of Arkansas by his chapter of the American Legion–sponsored Boys State program in 1972.

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24. Mike Huckabee was born on August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas, the son of Dorsey Wiles Huckabee and his wife Mae Huckabee, conservative Southern Democrats.

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25. Mike Huckabee is a political commentator on The Huckabee Report.

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26. Mike Huckabee was a candidate United States Republican presidential primaries in both 2008 and 2016.

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27. Mike Huckabee married the former Janet McCain on 25 May 1974.

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28. Mike Huckabee is known for losing weight: diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2003, he lost 110 pounds through dieting and running.

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29. Mike Huckabee was re-elected in 1998 and 2002, then announced in 2007 that he would run for the Republican nomination for president.

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30. Mike Huckabee is a former governor of Arkansas and a two-time Republican candidate for president.

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31. Mike Huckabee is a national leader, known to bring life numerous personal and political accomplishments.

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32. In 2007 Mike Huckabee announced that he was running for president in 2008.

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33. Mike Huckabee was most likely referring to a controversial side deal involving the Parchin military site, which has been the site of past high-explosive testing that the IAEA suspects is connected to nuclear weapon development.

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34. Mike Huckabee was likely referring to a confidential side deal covering inspections at Parchin, a military site connected to nuclear weapon development.

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35. Mike Huckabee said the Fort Hood shooter was allowed to remain unshaven at trial for religious reasons.

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36. Mike Huckabee posted before and after the 28 April 2018 event:.

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37. Mike Huckabee is no stranger to the pulpit—or politics.

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38. Mike Huckabee has long been involved in advocating for the arts in education.

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39. Mike Huckabee started his work in the media by working in Christian broadcasting when he joined the staff of television evangelist James Robison.

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40. Mike Huckabee had previously made a similar point on a phone call with Family Research Council.

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41. Mike Huckabee was a Southern Baptist minister before entering the politics and running for president in 2008.

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42. Mike Huckabee married his high school sweet heart, Janet McCain, in 1974.

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43. In 1993, Mike Huckabee bounced back and won a special election for lieutenant governor.

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44. Mike Huckabee returned to Arkansas in 1979 to serve as a congregational pastor and, in 1989, became the head of the 490,000-member Baptist State Convention.

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45. In the mid-1960s, Mike Huckabee joined Garrett Memorial Baptist Church and became involved in church activities.

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46. Michael Mike Huckabee was born on August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas.

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47. In 2015, Mike Huckabee announced that he will run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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48. Mike Huckabee was elected to full terms in 1998 and 2002.

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49. Mike Huckabee was one of 10 recipients of a 2006 AARP Impact Award acknowledging his work as a "health crusader".

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50. Mike Huckabee completed the marathon in 4:38:31, defeating Vilsack by 50 minutes.

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51. Mike Huckabee has completed several marathons: the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon, the 2005 and 2006 Little Rock Marathon, and the 2006 New York City Marathon.

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52. Mike Huckabee plays the electric bass guitar in his classic-rock cover band, Capitol Offense.

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53. Mike Huckabee launched a show on Trinity Broadcasting Network in 2017.

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54. On November 27, 2013, Mike Huckabee announced that the show will have its final broadcast on December 12, 2013, stating that he and Cumulus Media mutually decided not to renew the contract.

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55. Mike Huckabee was made the chair of the Southern Governors' Association in 1999 and served in capacity through 2000.

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56. In July 2010, Mike Huckabee became a fundraiser on behalf of for-profit Victory College in Memphis, Tennessee, and was designated Chancellor of the Victory University Foundation.

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57. In 2007, Mike Huckabee was given the Music for Life Award by the National Association of Music Merchants for his music education advocacy.

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58. In 2005, Mike Huckabee was named one of Times top 5 governors, honored as one of Governing magazine's Public Officials of the Year, and given the American Public Health Association's Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award.

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59. In 2001, Mike Huckabee was named "Friend of a Taxpayer" by Americans for Tax Reform for his cut in statewide spending.

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60. Mike Huckabee received two honorary doctoral degrees: a Doctor of Humane Letters, received from John Brown University in 1991, and a Doctor of Laws from Ouachita Baptist University in 1992.

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61. Mike Huckabee has voiced his support for self-defense and the Castle Doctrine, and has generally taken an anti-gun control stance.

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62. In 2007, Mike Huckabee argued for a larger military and an increase in defense spending, writing, "Right now, we spend about 3.9 percent of our GDP on defense, compared with about six percent in 1986, under President Ronald Reagan.

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63. In September 2014, Mike Huckabee said, "Fire the ones who refuse to hear not only our hearts, but God's heart".

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64. In April 2011, Mike Huckabee said, "I almost wish that there would be a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, at gunpoint, to listen to every David Barton message", in praise of the Christian revisionist historian David Barton.

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65. Mike Huckabee gave a speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention that included this: "I say with sincerity that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee—not because of his color, but with indifference to it.

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66. In his book From Hope to Higher Ground, Mike Huckabee expressed support for free trade, but only if it is "fair trade.

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67. On May 5, 2015, Mike Huckabee announced a campaign to seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States in the 2016 election.

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68. In January 2015, Mike Huckabee ended his show on FNC to prepare for his possible run in the 2016 presidential election.

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69. Mike Huckabee indicated in September 2014 that he would make the decision on whether to run early in 2015.

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70. On May 14, 2011, Mike Huckabee announced on his FNC show that he would not be a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

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71. Mike Huckabee took stances opposed to the nature of the incumbent president, Barack Obama.

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72. In a November 2009 Gallup poll, Mike Huckabee was shown as the leading Republican contender for 2012.

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73. On January 21, 2008, Mike Huckabee received the endorsement of 50 African American leaders in Atlanta, Georgia.

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74. Mike Huckabee has credited God with some of his political success.

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75. Mike Huckabee spent $57.98 per vote in the Straw Poll, which is the lowest among the top three finishers.

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76. Mike Huckabee announced his run for the White House on Meet the Press on January 28, 2007.

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77. Mike Huckabee granted clemency over the objections of the local prosecutor and sheriff, the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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78. In November 2002, Mike Huckabee was reelected to his second four-year term by defeating State Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher, garnering 53 percent of the vote.

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79. In November 1998, Mike Huckabee was elected to a full four-year term by defeating retired colonel Gene McVay in the primary and Jonesboro attorney Bill Bristow in the general election, becoming the state's third elected Republican governor since Reconstruction.

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80. In January 1996, Mike Huckabee campaigned in televised ads paid for by the Republican National Committee and the Arkansas Republican Party against a highway referendum.

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81. In 1994 Mike Huckabee was re-elected to a full term as lieutenant governor, beating Democratic candidate Charlie Cole Chaffin with nearly 59 percent of the vote.

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82. Mike Huckabee became the second Republican since Reconstruction to serve as Arkansas lieutenant governor, the first having been Maurice Britt from 1967 to 1971.

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83. Mike Huckabee won and served as president from 1989 to 1991.

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84. Mike Huckabee started 24-hour television stations in both Pine Bluff and Texarkana, where he produced documentaries and hosted a program called Positive Alternatives.

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85. At age 21, Mike Huckabee was a staffer for televangelist James Robison.

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86. Mike Huckabee is of English, German, and Scots-Irish ancestry, with roots in America dating to the Colonial Era.

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87. Mike Huckabee is the author of several best-selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister noted for his evangelical views, a musician, and a public speaker.

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88. Mike Huckabee started performing "More Than A Feeling" at campaign events, sometimes with former Boston bassist Barry Goudreau, which pissed off Boston's lead singer and writer, Tom Scholz.

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