Mike Huckabee Ending Fox News Show to Mull Presidential Bid

Mike Huckabee Headshot - H 2014
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Mike Huckabee Headshot - H 2014

The politician has appeared on the network since 2008

Mike Huckabee is leaving Fox News.

Huckabee, who hosts the network's political commentary show Huckabee, announced his departure on the show Saturday. This weekend's episode will be the show's final one.

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"As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another presidential run," Huckabee said during Saturday's episode. He added that he will make his final decision in late spring on whether to enter the race.

"It's been the ride of a lifetime, and I have never had so much fun in my life," he said of doing the show. "But I also realize that God hasn't put me on earth just to have a good time or to make a good living, but rather has put me on earth to try to make a good life."

Huckabee joined Fox News in 2008 as a commentator and regular contributor. Huckabee premiered in September 2008.

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Huckabee, who served as the governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, previously ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 before withdrawing. John McCain earned the party's nomination that year and lost to Barack Obama.

Jeb Bush is widely expected to compete for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, while HiIlary Clinton is likely to run for the Democratic nomination. 

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