Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee ended his nationally syndicated radio show this past week and has indicated he’s seriously considering another run for the White House in 2016.
Huckabee won the Iowa Republican Party’s Caucuses in 2008 and he appears ready for the rigors of another campaign. He says the Iowa Caucus process forces candidates to reach out beyond donors “who are laying down 26-hundred dollar checks” to “connect” with regular voters.
Huckabee has made frequent return visits to Iowa in the past five years, including a speaking engagement last month in Des Moines for a pro-life group. Huckabee won the Iowa Caucuses and a few contests in southern states in 2008, but was unable to raise enough money or win enough delegates to wrest the G-O-P’s presidential nomination from John McCain. While his daily radio program has ended, Huckabee will continue his daily radio commentaries as well as his weekend television show on the FOX News Channel. Huckabee — who is former Baptist minister — spoke this past Thursday night to evangelical pastors gathered in Little Rock, some of whom were from Iowa.