Former Gov. Huckabee To Announce Presidential Plans May 5 In Hope, Ark.

Apr 19, 2015

File photo of Huckabee during a recent visit to Little Rock, speaking with Arkansas Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb.
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR News

Mike Huckabee teased the national media with his announcement of an announcement.

The former Arkansas Governor told Fox News Friday he would officially announce his presidential campaign plans May 5 in his — and former President Bill Clinton’s — hometown of Hope, Ark.

Speaking with reporters in Washington earlier in the day, Huckabee insisted he had not made a decision yet about running, although he said that “things are progressing along” in his preparations.

He sounded like an all-but-declared candidate, saying a super PAC has been formed to support his likely candidacy and touting his supporter network in Iowa, home to the nation’s first presidential caucuses, which Huckabee won in 2008.