Fox News Reportedly ‘Evaluating’ Huckabee’s Status At Network

Fox News host Howard Kurtz tweeted on Wednesday that the network was “evaluating” the status of his fellow host, Mike Huckabee, given the former Arkansas governor’s possible 2016 presidential run.

Kurtz’s tweets are below:

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Huckabee, who sought the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2008, has reportedly been considering another run for it in 2016.

During his own show on Sunday, Kurtz called for Fox to cut ties with Huckabee.

“A guy who is more or less running for President shouldn’t be on a network payroll,” Kurtz said, “which means Fox also faces a decision about former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is openly weighing a White House run as well.”

During an interview with RealClearPolitics published last month, Huckabee said his work on Fox had made him better known than when he last ran for President.

“When I came up here eight years ago, nobody knew who I was,” Huckabee told the website. “I had to spell my name. They didn’t recognize me, and that was true all over the country. And now I come back, and I’ve been in these people’s homes every week.”

Fox has had to part ways with its stable of conservative personalities in the past over similar concerns. Just last week, the channel cut ties with conservative commentator and former pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson amid speculation that he’s planning to run for President.

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