Mike Huckabee Registers to Vote in Florida
Mike Huckabee is now a registered Florida voter.
The Associated Press reported today that the former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful registered as a Florida Republican on February 22.
In addition to the time spent in New York City filming his weekly Fox News Show, Huckabee and his wife Janet rent a house in Miramar Beach on the Florida panhandle.
It seems they have taken a distinct liking to the Sunshine state.
According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Huckabee's wife Janet signed a "Declaration of Domicile" in Walton County, Florida, in March.
Huckabee's daughter, Sarah, told the paper in an e-mail that her parents still plan to keep the house in North Little Rock, Arkansas that they purchased in 2006.
"Some of his personal business activities dictated the Florida residency," she wrote, without further elaboration.
By registering to vote in Florida, Huckabee has made a sworn statement that he is a resident of that state and not eligible to vote in Arkansas, Tim Humphries, general counsel for the Arkansas secretary of state's office told the Democrat-Gazette.
Huckabee, who occupied the Arkansas state house for over ten years before he ran for president, has not given a clear indication whether he will make another run for the White House in 2012.
The former governor also made news recently when he likened gay marriage to incest and polygamy. Last week, Huckabee told college journalists that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt. "Children are not puppies," he told The College of New Jersey campus paper.
Huckabee has not been shy to throw his hand into the politics of his new "home state" either.
At an event in St Petersburg on Tuesday, Huckabee compared Republican Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio to Barack Obama and said he wouldn't be surprised if he ran for the GOP presidential nomination.
"I'm awfully proud to say I was with (Rubio) when he was 50 points down, not 50 points up," Huckabee said. "Now I feel like a prophet."
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