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Mike Huckabee’s mission: To keep the world from ‘spoiling’

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Now that he’s dispensed with the possibility of running for political office again, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he just wants to be a cultural “preservative.” Huckabee – a Christian minister, former Arkansas governor and now Walton County resident – spoke to reporters before his appearance at Wednesday’s Legislative Prayer Breakfast in Tallahassee. Huckabee ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016. His daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now is deputy White House press secretary for President Donald Trump. Earlier…

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Report: Mike Huckabee not interested in running for Florida governor in 2018

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Looks like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won’t be moving to Tallahassee any time soon. According to a Northwest Florida Daily News report, Huckabee told attendees of the annual Okaloosa County Republican Party Lincoln Dinner on Saturday that he was not interested in running for governor of Florida. “There may be somebody thinking about it, but let me be real clear — it ain’t me,” he said, according to the report. “There is a greater likelihood that I will have…

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Donald Trump looking to Sarah Huckabee Sanders in tough moments

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Faced with aggressive on-air questioning about the president’s wiretapping claims, Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t flinch, she went folksy. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America,” she pulled out a version of an old line from President Lyndon Johnson: “If the president walked across the Potomac, the media would be reporting that he could not swim.” The 34-year-old spokeswoman for President Donald Trump was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father,…

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Stonewall Democrats blast Deborah Clark for registering voters at Chick-Fil-A locations

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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark’s push to register new voters at nine Chick-Fil-A restaurants located throughout Pinellas is not sitting well with the Pinellas County Stonewall Democrats, who say the decision is highly partisan and is “completely disrespectful” to the LGBT community. Susan McGrath,  the head of the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, blasted Clark’s decision to register voters at the fast-food establishment, whose president, Dan Cathy, has made numerous statements opposing same-sex marriage.  “As an elected official, you have a duty…

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37% of likely Florida GOP primary voters back Mike Huckabee for governor in 2018

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It’s never too early to think about the next election, and a new poll from St. Pete Polls has Floridians doing just that. According to the survey, 54 percent of likely Republican primary voters said Gov. Rick Scott would make a good U.S. Senator. The survey found 16 percent of respondents said they were unsure, while 30 percent said he wouldn’t be a good senator. Scott can’t run for re-election again in 2018 because of term limits. While he’s been…

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Jason Day leads The Players; 17th hole takes prisoners

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The world’s top ranked player remained on top of the The Players championship field at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. Day finished Saturday’s third round at 14 under par, four shots ahead of Ken Duke, Hideki Matsuyama and Alex Cejka. With heat and low humility, the course became much more difficult. With a bevy of rounds under par during the first two rounds, only six players were able to break par on Saturday. Despite the fact Day was not one…

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Candidates no longer in prez race take 229K votes in primaries; Jeb Bush leads with 88K

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For Jeb Bush, his presidential aspirations may be over, but not in the hearts of many of his more strident supporters. For the primaries and caucuses in 2016, nearly a quarter-million votes have been cast so far for 11 of the 13 Republicans who have already exited the race, including Bush, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee. Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics analyzed the first two dozen early GOP contests, finding that more than 229,000 votes – almost 2…

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