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FILE - In this May 15, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Huckabee says he won't participate in the Iowa Straw Poll, where he competed and placed second eight years ago. In an opinion piece published Thursday in The Des Moines Register, Huckabee said his resources are better spent on other efforts. He argued that the straw poll is likely to draw only conservative candidates and that the competition could weaken them. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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In this May 5, 2015, photo, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters in Hope, Ark., as he announces that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 race for president. Hillary Rodham Clinton starred in two presidential campaign launches this week. Neither was her own. The leading Democrat was featured prominently by Huckabee and former technology executive Carly Fiorina, whose road to relevancy in 2016 may be inextricably tied to the former first lady.(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Huckabee announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee enters a stage in Hope, Ark., before announcing his entry in the race for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Huckabee pitched himself Tuesday as the best GOP candidate to take on Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waves to supporters in Hope, Ark., Tuesday, May 5, 2015, after he announced that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination. Huckabee pitched himself Tuesday as the best GOP candidate to take on Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. Huckabee is set to announce he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He has an event planned for May 5 in his hometown of Hope, Ark., where former President Bill Clinton was also born. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., in this April 18, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

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A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed Sen. Rand Paul performing better against Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa and Colorado, both swing states, than did Mike Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (Associated Press)

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Mike Huckabee lectured Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday about how running for president is "the big leagues," following the Republican's testy exchange with "Today" co-host Savannah Guthrie. (Fox News via Politico)

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, speaks Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at the Ector County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner at the MCM Grande Hotel and Fundome in Odessa, Texas. (AP Photo/The Odessa American, Courtney Sacco) ** FILE **

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waits backstage before speaking during the Freedom Summit, Saturday.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waits backstage before speaking during the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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Mike Huckabee says he will not consider a White House bid unless he is convinced he can raise $50 million, up sharply from previous campaigns. (Associated Press)

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the biggest gap among Americans involves faith, not finances. Mr. Huckabee made the observation during an interview with televangelist Jim Bakker in Blue Eye, Mo. The interview will air later this month. (Associated Press)

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File- This March 7, 2014, file photo shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. Huckabee says he is ending his six-year run as a TV host on Fox News, a decision that will fuel speculation about the Republican’s plans for another White House bid. Fox News reports that Huckabee says he will decide in this spring whether to campaign for president in 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican, is one of the few 2016 aspirants to wade boldly into the debate on the side of law and order, suggesting much of the foment has been fanned by third parties who live and work far from the communities they claim to be helping. (Associated Press)

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With potential candidates including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Sen. Rick Santorum, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, said there's no clear front-runner yet for the conservative Christian vote. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has taken up a presidential pose, with a new book due out in 10 weeks. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) **FILE**