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.
I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016
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.
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) September 8, 2015
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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