Mike Huckabee was the Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007) and was also a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. He actually won the important caucus in Iowa, but was later beaten by John McCain for the nomination.

Age: 60 (born August 24, 1955)

Campaign: From Hope to Higher Ground, Huckabee 2016

Main political views: Defined as a social-conservative and an evangelical Christian, which means he will be fighting with candidates like Ben Carson and Ted Cruz to get the evangelical right’s support.

Chances of winning: In the large Republican field, Huckabee is only predicted to have an outsider’s chance of winning the nomination. Although, there are several candidates with a much lower chance of winning than the former Arkansas Governor, he is well-behind the front-runners and is placed in the forgettable (and therefore dangerous) mid-table of this unusually large field of candidates.

Update: Mike Huckabee announced in the wake of the Iowa caucus that he would suspend his campaign and withdraw from the race. The former guvernor, who won that same caucus in 2008, recieved only 2% of the votes.

(Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

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