Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made one thing perfectly clear during his speech Saturday at the Okaloosa County Republic Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner.
He is not now, nor will he ever be interested in running for governor of Florida. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.
“There may be somebody thinking about it, but let me be real clear — it ain’t me,” Huckabee told the packed house of more than 300 people. “There is a greater likelihood that I will have transgender surgery than I will run for the governor of any state, at any time, or anything, anywhere. It ain’t happening.”
The Blue Mountain Beach resident’s statement elicited sighs of disappointment from many in the crowd. That reaction coincides with a recent poll commissioned by the Sunshine State News, which showed 70 percent of Florida Republicans view Huckabee favorably.
Originally published by NWF Daily News.