Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night.
I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016
Since announcing his run on May 5, 2015, in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee ran a campaign centered on social conservatism, protecting entitlement programs from cuts and completely revamping the federal tax system.
While he struggled for attention and donations in a crowded Republican field, his controversial comments, at times, attracted attention.
His campaign never took off, though, even as he concentrated intensely on winning over caucus-goers in Iowa as he had before. He visited all 99 counties there and spent much more time trying to garner support in the Hawkeye State than in any other.