Mike Huckabee Suspends 2016 Presidential Race

PHOTO: Mike Huckabee speaks to attendees during a campaign stop at Northside Cafe in Winterset, Iowa, Aug. 12, 2015.PlayAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WATCH Mike Huckabee Suspends His Campaign

Mike Huckabee announced that he is suspending his campaign for the 2016 presidential race Monday night.

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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.