Tagged: mike huckabee

Marco Rubio Picks Up Endorsements from Arkansas Leaders

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 6:53 am

Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid.

After Huckabee Exits, Arkansas Republicans Looking for New Presidential Candidate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2016 2:58 pm

With favorite son and former Gov. Mike Huckabee no longer an option, top Republicans in Arkansas said Tuesday they're weighing which of the other candidates to support in the presidential race.

Mike Huckabee Ends His 2nd Bid for President

by Associated Press 2/2/2016 6:46 am

Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago.

Huckabee Among Underdog Candidates Seeking Winter Miracle

by Associated Press 1/12/2016 6:44 am

For the longshots sprinting across Iowa and New Hampshire before the Feb. 1 caucuses, one thing keeps them fired up: the prospect of a political upset.

Dale Bumpers Death Marks End of Era in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2016 3:54 pm

Dale Bumpers' death marks the end of an era in Arkansas and serves as a reminder of a not-so-distant time when voters could be won over by face-to-face politicking and impassioned speeches.

Tom Mars Joins Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 2:28 pm

Friday Eldredge & Clark of Little Rock announced Tuesday that Tom Mars will join the firm as senior counsel on Jan. 1.

Low Polling Drags Mike Huckabee to Undercard Debate

by Associated Press 11/6/2015 7:33 am

Two candidates who have been part of each of the prime-time Republican debates so far, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, have been demoted to next week's undercard event because of low national poll numbers.

Arkansas Filing Period Begins With Huckabee First In Line

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2015 5:40 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was the first in line Monday to make his bid official as the White House hopeful helped kick off the one-week filing period in his home state for candidates in next year's election.

Arkansas Election Season Kicks Off With Filing Period

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2015 6:59 am

Roughly a year after Republicans completed their sweep of statewide offices in Arkansas, the 2016 campaign begins officially in the state Monday with the start of the one-week filing period for candidates.

Insurgents vs Mainstream: CNBC Debate Highlights GOP's 2 Tracks

by Associated Press 10/29/2015 6:46 am

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio fought for control of the Republican's establishment wing in Wednesday night's third GOP debate, as insurgent outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson defended the seriousness of their White House bids.

6 Republican 2016 Hopefuls Woo Faithful at Texas Megachurch

by Associated Press 10/19/2015 7:21 am

Six Republican presidential candidates are converging on a megachurch in suburban Dallas on Sunday, underscoring how important the evangelical vote is to many White House hopefuls.

Mike Huckabee Announces Arkansas Leadership Team

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 10:59 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Sen. John Boozman are chairing Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign in Arkansas as the former governor announced the support of most of the state's top officials.

Issues, Too: GOP Candidates Debate More Than Donald Trump This Time

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 7:04 am

Amid the back-and-forth bickering over Donald Trump, the Republican presidential contest took a substantive and serious turn in Wednesday's prime-time debate, with candidates wrangling over immigration, gay marriage and foreign affairs.

5 Takeaways From Wednesday's GOP Debate on CNN

by Associated Press 9/17/2015 7:01 am

Celebrity real estate mogul Donald Trump and 10 more Republican candidates for president met at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for the party's second prime-time debate. Here's five takeaways from Wednesday night's debate.

Shifting Debate Strategies, GOP Hopefuls to Take on Trump

by Associated Press 9/16/2015 6:45 am

Donald Trump's unexpected durability has led some of his rivals to shift their strategy for Wednesday's second debate. Now their goal is to engage Trump, without inflicting any damage on their own campaigns.

Huckabee: Arkansas Clerks Could Deny Gay Couple Unions

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/10/2015 12:53 pm

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that since the state hasn't changed its laws to accommodate same-sex marriages, county clerks could rightfully withhold licenses from gay couples.

Republican Mike Huckabee to Visit Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in Jail

by Associated Press 9/4/2015 1:01 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit a Kentucky jail next week to meet with a county clerk imprisoned because she ignored repeated court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Mike Huckabee Criticizes China, Trade Deals after Market Drop

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/25/2015 7:07 am

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee accused China on Monday of reneging on trade deals and continued his push for a national sales tax.

State Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr Scrutinized Over 2011 Case

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The favorable treatment that Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr received from his predecessor, Jay Bradford, in a 2011 dispute with Farmers Insurance Group has been criticized in court documents by another former insurance commissioner, Mike Pickens.

5 Key Takeaways from the First GOP Debate of 2016 Campaign

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 7:37 am

The 10 leading candidates for the Republican nomination argued about issues that included immigration, taxes, health care, individual rights and foreign policy. Here are five takeaways from Thursday's debate.