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Radio Hands Huckabee A Bigger "Mike"

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Mike Huckabee, former Governor and Radio and TV Talk Show Host

Mike Huckabee, former Governor and Radio and TV Talk Show Host

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More About Mike Huckabee

Huckabee was born in Hope, Arkansas, August 24, 1955.

He's a graduate of Ouachita Baptists University where he received a B.S. in Religion. Huckabee also attended a seminary in Fort Worth, Texas for one year before cropping out and taking a job with Christian broadcaster, James Robison.

Huckabee served as a pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas between 1980 and 1986 and then Beech Street Baptist Church in Texarkana from 1986 to 1992.

In 1993, Huckabee ran for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and won. A political scandal and conviction over fraudulent loans forced former Governor Jim Guy Tucker out of office in 1996 and Huckabee became one of the youngest governors in the country at the time. He was reelected two more times.

Huckabee is an avid musician and is a bass player in his rock-n-roll band, Capitol Offense, which has opened for artists such as Willie Nelson and the Charlie Daniels Band.

Diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2003, he lost 110 pounds. Barely two years later, he had completed four marathons: The 2005 and 2006 Little Rock Marathons, the Marine Corps Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon.

His hobbies include hunting, fishing, running, and music. He was named one of the 25 most influential people for conservation by Outdoor Life magazine, and has was named as Man of the Year by the American Sportfishing Association in 1997.

Huckabee is married to Janet and has three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah.

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