Mike Huckabee drops out of 2016 presidential race

EMILY CAHN
Mike Huckabee Suspends Presidential Campaign
Mike Huckabee Suspends Presidential Campaign



WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dropped out of the presidential race Monday, marking his second unsuccessful run for president.

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Huckabee entered the contest in May, and never became more than an afterthought in the crowded 2016 field.



The biggest splash he made during the campaign was rallying together with Kim Davis, a clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples following the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage.

Otherwise, Huckabee's polling numbers hovered in the low single digits for much of the contest, and he struggled to raise money for his bid.

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In the 2008 GOP presidential primary, Huckabee won the Iowa caucus, along with a smattering of other states in the South. But his victories weren't enough to overtake Sen. John McCain, and he dropped out of the race.

There was speculation Huckabee would run again for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, but he opted out of that contest.

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