Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., who twice ran for the Republican presidential nomination, will be heading to Tallahassee to keynote a legislative prayer breakfast sponsored by the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition and Concerned Women for America of Florida later this month.
On Wednesday, the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition announced Huckabee will be speaking at their event in Tallahassee on March 29.
“Governor Huckabee has always been an outspoken advocate for the values of life, liberty, and limited government, and we are thrilled that he will be joining us for this year’s breakfast,” said Jim Kallinger, the president of the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition. “His experience as a governor, presidential candidate, and successful media personality gives him a deep well of insight, and we look forward to hearing his unique perspective on the issues facing our state and nation today.”
“The principles that Governor Huckabee has fought for throughout his career line up perfectly with our group’s objectives,” said Terri Johannessen, the director of Concerned Women for America of Florida “We are so happy to be part of this unique opportunity to gather with like-minded people of faith to pray for our state and nation as well as to hear from a respected leader like Governor Huckabee.”
Huckabee moved to the Florida Panhandle after his bid for the Republican presidential nod in 2008 when he won the Iowa caucus. Passing on running again in 2012, Huckabee hosted a TV show on Fox News and a national radio show before deciding to launch another presidential bid in 2016. Huckabee could not recapture any of his previous success, taking ninth place with only 2 percent in Iowa. After that poor showing, Huckabee bowed out of the presidential race.
Since then, Huckabee has garnered some notice as a potential gubernatorial candidate in Florida when Gov. Rick Scott faces term limits in 2018. A Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll released back in September showed Huckabee would have some support in the GOP if he decided to run for governor.