Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is giving it another go and running for president in 2016, he announced on Tuesday.
Before making his announcement at his campaign kickoff event in Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee recounted growing up nearby and attending high school and college in the state.
“So it would be fitting that it would be here that I would announce that I am a candidate for president of the United States of America,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee’s announcement is the latest, with Republicans neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina both announcing their candidacies for president this week. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rand Paul (R-KY) have also already announced.
“93 million Americans don’t have jobs” –Mike Huckabee, who is apparently including children, students and retired people.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 5, 2015