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Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee throws his hat into the 2016 ring

Just a day after Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson entered the presidential race, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee announced on Tuesday promising to take the nation from hope to higher ground. He cited his ability to take on the Clinton legacy and Democrats while he was governor of Arkansas. Huckabee made the announcement during an event in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas.

Huckabee previously ran for president in 2008, winning eight states including the Iowa caucuses but ran out of money and was forced to leave the race. Huckabee blasted the trade pacts that would hurt American workers wages and aired his grievances about changing Social Security. Before Social Security is changed he believes that Congress needs to end their own pensions before changing the national retirement plan. Huckabee is a former Baptist preacher and has garnered a strong following of the Republican’s evangelical Christian base but now faces a fierce battle for that block from primary candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Senator Ted Cruz. Huckabee, earlier in the year left his job as a Fox News host to prepare for a potential presidential run. He was governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and was Arkansas’s first lieutenant governor from 1993 to 1996. Read more at Examiner.com

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