Buying of the President

Published — May 5, 2015 Updated — February 2, 2016 at 12:12 am ET

9 things to know about Mike Huckabee

Former 2008 presidential candidate again throws hat in ring


Update, Feb. 1, 2016: After a poor showing in the Iowa caucus, Mike Huckabee decided to suspend his presidential campaign.

Mike Huckabee is expected to throw his hat into the ring for the White House today, the second time the Republican from Arkansas has sought the presidency.

The former governor of Arkansas ran in 2008, winning the Iowa Republican caucuses and primaries in seven other states, but he decided not to enter the 2012 race.

This time, he’s been paving the way for months. He launched a nonprofit advocacy group this fall, wrapped up his Fox News show in January and announced plans in April to stop his radio broadcast.

Here’s more about the financial background of the man who could be the nation’s second president from Hope, Arkansas:

Sources: Center for Public Integrity reporting, as well as, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Center for Responsive Politics, MSNBC, New York Times, National Institute on Money in State Politics and Washington Post

Image sources: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Justin Higuchi/Flickr

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