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GOP 2016: The Mike Huckabee presidential campaign 2.0

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Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to fairgoers at the Iowa State Fair on August 13, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In his first bid for the U.S. presidency, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won eight states and the Iowa Caucuses.

But that wasn’t enough to land him the GOP nomination, as he came in third behind Mitt Romney and eventual nominee John McCain.

How is Huckabee’s campaign different this time around? What issues is he focusing on?

Guests:

Steve Hendrix, reporter at Washington Post. He is the author of an e-book on Mike Huckabee published by the Washington Post that is part of the paper’s coverage of the presidential candidates for the 2016 race

Steve Shepard, campaigns and elections editor for POLITICO

Jacob Kaufman, reporter covering the state legislature and politics for NPR affiliate KUAR in Little Rock, Arkansas

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