Mike Huckabee Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas.Personal:...

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 6:26 AM
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 6:26 AM

Here's a look at the life of Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas.

Personal:
Birth date: August 24, 1955

Arkansas

Baptists

Belief, religion and spirituality

Elections and campaigns

Christianity

Governors

Gubernatorial races

Mike Huckabee

North America

Politics

Southeastern United States

United States

Society

2016 Presidential election

Government and public administration

Government bodies and offices

Political candidates

US Presidential elections

Political Figures - US

Religious groups

State elections

US Federal elections

Fast Facts

Broadcasting industry

Business and industry sectors

Business, economy and trade

Cable and television industry

Media industry

US federal government

White House

Continents and regions

Elections (by type)

Heads of government

The Americas

Donald Trump

Birth place: Hope, Arkansas

Birth name: Michael Dale Huckabee

Father: Dorsey Huckabee, a fireman and mechanic

Mother: Mae (Elder) Huckabee, an office worker

Marriage: Janet (McCain) Huckabee (May 25, 1974-present)

Children: John Mark, David and Sarah

Education: Ouachita Baptist University, B.A., 1976; Attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Religion: Southern Baptist

Other Facts:
Born in the same Arkansas town as former US President Bill Clinton.

Is an ordained Baptist minister.

After being diagnosed in 2002 with Type 2 diabetes, Huckabee lost more than 100 lbs. He has completed several marathons.

Plays bass guitar with his band Capitol Offense. The rock group has opened for Willie Nelson, .38 Special and Grand Funk Railroad.

As governor, Huckabee launched a Medicaid expansion called ARKids First, providing health coverage to thousands of children.

His daughter, Sarah (Huckabee) Sanders, is the White House Press Secretary for President Donald Trump.

Timeline:
1980 - Becomes pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

1983-1986 - President of ACTS-TV, a religious TV channel.

1986 - Becomes pastor at Beech Street First Baptist Church, Texarkana, Arkansas.

1989-1991 - President of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

1987-1992 - President of KBSC-TV, a Christian television station in Texarkana.

1992 - Unsuccessfully runs for the US Senate (R-AR).

1992-1996 - President of Cambridge Communications in Texarkana.

November 20, 1993 - Wins a special election for lieutenant governor; is elected in 1994 to a full four-year term.

July 15, 1996-January 9, 2007 - Serves as governor of Arkansas after Jim Guy Tucker resigns post-Whitewater fraud conviction. He wins the gubernatorial election in 1998 and is re-elected in 2002.

January 29, 2007 - Files a statement of candidacy with the FEC to run for president.

March 4, 2008 - Drops out of the presidential race after John McCain accumulates enough delegates to win the Republican nomination.

September 27, 2008 - Debuts a weekend show on Fox News titled "Huckabee."

November 13, 2008 - ABC Radio Networks announces that Huckabee has signed a deal to do a radio show called "The Huckabee Report," debuting January 5, 2009.

August 2009 - Travels to Israel and makes controversial statements in support of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

April 9, 2012 - Huckabee's new radio show, "The Mike Huckabee Show," debuts with Mitt Romney as the first guest. The show ends its run in 2013 after Huckabee has a contract dispute with Cumulus Media Networks, which syndicates the program.

January 2015 - Announces he is ending his weekend program on Fox News.

May 5, 2015 - Huckabee launches his second presidential bid, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas.

August 2015 - Tells CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" that his opposition to abortion rights in any circumstances remains steadfast. When asked about the Paraguay case in which a 10-year-old rape victim was denied access to the procedure, he says: "Let's not compound a tragedy by taking yet another life."

February 2016 - Suspends his presidential campaign after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses.

May 4, 2016 - Huckabee announces that he is "all in" for Trump, endorsing the real estate mogul with an announcement on his website and social media.

March 1, 2018 - Huckabee resigns from the Country Music Association Foundation board of directors -- less than one day after his appointment -- after backlash over his anti-gay rights record.

June 23, 2018 - Tweets a photo of five men who appear to be using hand signs associated with the MS-13 gang with the caption, "Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House."

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 489116

Reported Deaths: 6614
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1014901592
Ramsey43327810
Dakota36619394
Anoka33496391
Washington22208262
Stearns18822202
St. Louis14887265
Scott13403107
Wright12609116
Olmsted1185990
Sherburne878574
Carver787641
Clay695588
Rice677691
Blue Earth601035
Kandiyohi581274
Crow Wing523582
Chisago501745
Otter Tail486071
Benton450990
Winona419749
Mower410831
Douglas394568
Goodhue389069
Nobles387247
Polk345063
McLeod341250
Beltrami338951
Morrison327747
Becker314842
Itasca314646
Lyon313845
Isanti309456
Steele303611
Carlton300449
Freeborn286424
Pine283216
Nicollet262441
Todd249730
Brown248237
Le Sueur238120
Mille Lacs229447
Cass221224
Waseca210417
Meeker208134
Martin190829
Wabasha18733
Roseau181017
Hubbard161041
Houston158214
Dodge15404
Renville152640
Redwood147127
Fillmore13969
Pennington138716
Chippewa136935
Cottonwood136020
Wadena131420
Faribault124917
Aitkin119133
Sibley118310
Watonwan11828
Rock116314
Kanabec108820
Pipestone101824
Yellow Medicine97717
Murray9548
Jackson94610
Swift87818
Pope8165
Marshall78615
Stevens7478
Lake74218
Clearwater72014
Lac qui Parle68716
Wilkin67711
Koochiching62111
Big Stone5173
Lincoln5122
Grant4928
Norman4798
Unassigned44768
Mahnomen4437
Kittson41021
Red Lake3615
Traverse3115
Lake of the Woods2221
Cook1190

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 337676

Reported Deaths: 5494
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk52087560
Linn19512317
Scott17167212
Black Hawk14970293
Woodbury13847214
Johnson1317075
Dubuque12450196
Dallas1022593
Pottawattamie9897146
Story965045
Warren514976
Clinton502684
Cerro Gordo501383
Webster495788
Sioux480369
Marshall465273
Des Moines428461
Muscatine426393
Buena Vista413237
Wapello4059110
Jasper387767
Plymouth368978
Lee354653
Marion341571
Jones285155
Henry279837
Bremer270555
Carroll266948
Crawford253635
Boone244330
Benton241154
Washington239547
Mahaska215746
Jackson210339
Dickinson204240
Tama203065
Kossuth198655
Delaware186240
Clay184425
Winneshiek183628
Fayette179335
Page178119
Buchanan177829
Wright174531
Hamilton173942
Cedar172723
Hardin170239
Harrison167670
Clayton160254
Butler159331
Mills148520
Floyd148141
Poweshiek148030
Cherokee146236
Lyon145741
Allamakee144848
Madison143218
Iowa140723
Hancock138030
Grundy132430
Winnebago130531
Calhoun129611
Cass129651
Jefferson128634
Appanoose123247
Louisa122644
Mitchell120740
Chickasaw119915
Union119331
Sac118818
Shelby117634
Emmet115340
Humboldt113725
Franklin109719
Guthrie109628
Palo Alto101721
Howard99722
Unassigned9720
Montgomery96936
Clarke95120
Keokuk92429
Monroe90028
Ida81832
Adair81630
Pocahontas80919
Davis76623
Monona76527
Greene73110
Lucas72221
Osceola68315
Worth6678
Taylor64112
Decatur5719
Fremont5619
Van Buren53718
Ringgold50620
Audubon4759
Wayne47221
Adams3194
Rochester/St. Mary'S
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 43°
Mason City
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 40°
Albert Lea
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 42°
Austin
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Charles City
Partly Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 32°
Kicking off the workweek with warmer temperatures
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Mary Kristin Scott PKG

Image

Tailgate service

Image

Fewer babies being born

Image

Sara's Sunday Night Forecast

Image

Blooming Prairie GBB PKG

Image

Sara's Saturday Night Forecast

Image

Olmsted County Fair asks for help from lawmakers

Image

RPU energy saving tips

Image

Officials hold roundtable on "reskilling" Minnesota's workforce

Image

Sen. Smith calls for COVID-19 relief bill to ensure vaccines are completely free for all

Community Events