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Alex Pappas: Huckabee 'Seriously Considering Running' in 2016

By    |   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 07:41 PM

Alex Pappas, a political reporter for The Daily Caller, believes former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee may be gearing up to compete for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

"I walked away from . . . coffee with Mike Huckabee yesterday convinced that he is seriously considering running," Pappas said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"It was very interesting the stuff he decided to emphasize right off the bat. He dispensed with the small talk, emphasized the fact he's recently gotten back from Israel, that he's traveled to the Middle East before, that he's been talking with experts on a regular basis about foreign affairs.

"This is the same guy that when he ran in 2008 said that we should be talking more about education and domestic issues, showing that he was a governor."

One major question is whether Huckabee will want to give up his lucrative career as a broadcaster on TV and radio.

"For the first time in his life, Mike Huckabee's making money. In 2008, he had no money, he mortgaged his house, he cashed out his retirement funds just so he could continue to campaign," Pappas said.

"He's making money, he's comfortable, does he want to give that up? We asked him, and he said he'd be willing to do it if he decided to run.

"But a lot of people are still skeptical if he'll make the jump, for that reason. That's the reason he probably didn't run in 2012."

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