Meet The 2012 GOPers: Ex Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR)

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1||Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — who won the 2008 Iowa Republican caucus in an upset — is already polling well for a 2012 presidential bid. Huckabee has written a number of best-selling books and is an ordained Southern Baptist minister.

January 6, 2007: Huckabee at a campaign stop at the Windham Center School in Manchester, New Hampshire.||newscom/Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA&&

2||November 28, 2009: Huckabee signs a copy of his book, A Simple Christmas, in San Antonio, Texas.||newscom/ZUMA Press&&

3||March 4, 2009: Huckabee at the Annual Conference of the American Medical Group Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.||newscom/&&

4||August 18, 2009: Huckabee near the Israeli West Bank settlement Har Bracha. ||newscom/Debbie Hill/UPI&&

5||September 28, 2007: Huckabee at Whippersnapper’s restaurant while on a campaign stop in Londonderry, New Hampshire.||newscom/Chris Fitzgerald/CandidatePhotos&&

6||January 1, 2008: Huckabee at a rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.||newscom/s76/ZUMA Press&&

7||January 26, 2008: Huckabee at campaign stop at a pig fair in Lakeland, Florida.||newscom/Ramin Talaie&&

8||Huckabee and his wife, Janet, in 2000 talk to driver Danny Johnson. The trailer was one of three the Huckabees lived in during renovations at the governor’s mansion.||newscom/Spence Tirey/ZUMA Press&&

9||Former President Bill Clinton and Huckabee in 2005 in New York announce an initiative to fight childhood obesity.||newscom/Bryan Smith/ZUMA Press&&

10||March 6, 2005: Huckabee runs the Little Rock Marathon.||newscom/Roll Call Photos&&

11||January 18, 2007: Huckabee with musician Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, left, and Gibson guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, right, at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California.||newscom/Vaughn Youtz/ZUMA Press&&

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13||December 7, 2007: Mike and Janet Huckabee meet homeschoolers and their parents in Charlotte, North Carolina.||newscom/John D. Simmons/MCT&&

14||December 15, 2007: Huckabee and Chuck Norris meet voters in Littleton, New Hampshire.||newscom/Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM/&&

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16||January 16, 2008: Huckabee at a rally at Greeville University in Tigerville, South Carolina.||newscom/ZUMA Press&&

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18||January 19, 2008: Mike and Janet Huckabee in Columbia, South Carolina.||newscom/Nell Redmond/UPI&&

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20||February 29, 2008: Huckabee at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas.||newscom/Tom Pennington/MCT&&

21||November 30, 2010: Huckabee gives a tour of the Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California.||newscom/ZUMA Press&&

22||August 22, 2010: Huckabee and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in Jacksonville, Florida.||newscom/ZUMA Press&&

23||January 12, 2011: Huckabee and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California.||newscom/ZUMA Press&&

24||December 4, 2010: Huckabee at a book signing in Ridgewood, New Jersey.||newscom/Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia&&

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David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.
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