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Huckabee: 50-50 chance I’ll run

 (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mike Huckabee on Sunday pegged the chances that he would run for president in 2016 at about 50 percent.

"I would say maybe at this point it is 50-50, but I don't know -- I don't know that I would put a percentage on it," the former Republican governor from Arkansas said on "Fox News Sunday."

Huckabee, who hosts his own show on Fox News, also disputed the idea that he proactively sought out interviews with three outlets, including The Washington Post, who all interviewed Huckabee about his potential 2016 run at the same time -- something that host Chris Wallace suggested makes Huckabee seem quite eager to run.

Huckabee said he'll make a final decision after the November 2014 midterm election.

"Right now, I've got other things that I need to focus on on a full-time basis," he said. "I'll just keep that option open and make a decision after the 2014 elections."


Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.



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