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Former Arkansas Governor enters 2016 Presidential Race

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Mike Huckabee announced his second presidential bid from his hometown of Hope, Ark.

As of May 29, Huckabee is the one of 16 declared Republicans and 8 declared Democrats to announce a presidential run for 2016.

"It is a long way from a little brick red house on 2nd Street in Hope, Ark. to the White House," Huckabee said during his announcement speech to an energetic crowd. "I always believed that a kid could go from Hope to a higher ground,” the presidential hopeful’s campaign motto.

The former Arkansas governor and minister will attempt his second presidential campaign after running in 2008. Other 2015 Republican candidates include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) among other candidates and a long list of potential and exploratory candidates.

"Washington is more dysfunctional than ever and has become so beholden to the donor class who fills the campaign coffers that it ignores the fact that 1 in 4 American families are paying more than half their income for housing," he said.

Huckabee will work to recapture the support he garnered in 2008 when he won the Iowa caucuses and went on to win seven more states, mostly in the south, before Sen. John McCain won the nomination.

For the past seven years, Huckabee has worked outside of politics but remained in the public eye with a television show on Fox News.

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