, former Governor of Arkansas
, announced his candidacy for the Republican Party
nomination for the 2008 presidential election
in the United States
on January 28, 2007. Huckabee ended his bid for the Republican Nomination, after losing the Texas Republican primary on March 4, 2008.
Huckabee's campaign began with a first quarter fundraising total lower than many of the front-running Republican candidates, raising $544,880."." Washington Post
, June 30, 2007Baxter, Sarah. (May 13, 2007) The Sunday Times
. Slim pickings for a Republican star; Factbox
Section: Overseas news; Page 26. In early August Iowa polls, Huckabee placed second in the August 11 Iowa Straw Poll
with 18.1 percent. He won the onsite polling of the Family Research Council Values Voters Summit
of October 21, 2007, with 51% of the vote, and garnered a celebrity endorsement from actor Chuck Norris
In December 2007, Huckabee began challenging other candidates for first in national polls among Republicans. As of January 2, was polling third within the margin of error of first with Rudy Giuliani
and John McCain
. On January 3, 2008, Huckabee won the Iowa......