Mike Huckabee Mulling 2016 White House Run
(WASHINGTON) -- A Republican who gave John McCain a run for his money when they sought their party's presidential nomination in 2008 may be gearing up for another try at the White House. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who fancies himself a populist, told Fox News Sunday that it would be "dishonest" of him to say that he wasn't interested in a run for the GOP nomination in 2016.
Huckabee opted out of the 2012 race to focus more on his TV and radio commentating. However, he has been dropping hints lately about seeking the presidency as he's become more passionate about the issue of income equality.
While stating that he doesn't want "big government to determine what income equality looks like," Huckabee maintains that Washington and Wall Street have not paid attention to the needs of middle-class Americans.
Huckabee says that his heart will tell him what to decide about 2016, adding that Republicans already have an impressive roster of potential candidates.
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