Mike Huckabee (Republican)

Personal Information: 

Mike Huckabee (Republican)

Mike Huckabee (Republican)

Born: August 24, 1955 (Age 60)

            Hope, Arkansas

Alma mater: Ouachita Baptist University

Spouse: Janet McCain

Children: David, John Mark, Sarah

Positions held:

 Pastor and head of Baptist State Convention

– Former Governor of Arkansas

– Talk show host

Campaign Views:

Environment: Supports energy independence.

“We can’t free others from repressive regimes until we free ourselves from dependence on imported oil.”

Believes we can switch to alternative energy in ten years.

Marijuana: Against recreational and medical.

“I’m not one that’s in favor of simply creating a whole new avenue for people to engage in a drug that we have at least deemed until now to be illegal.”

Promotes drug courts over incarceration for non-violent offenders.

LGBT: Is against LGBT rights.

“Until recently, who would have dared to suggest that the practice [homosexuality] should be accepted on equal footing with heterosexuality, to be thought of as a personal decision and nothing more?”

Is against same-sex marriage, transgender military service and anti-discrimination laws.

Education: Supports student loan reform.

“We must tackle the establishment and reform our colleges and universities so they make sense for the jobs of tomorrow.”

Agreed with President Obama’s decision to prevent student loans from doubling.

Jobs and minimum wage: Supports less government involvement in job production.

Believes that cutting taxes and regulations will boost the economy.

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