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Republican AR Governor:
Mike Huckabee on the Issues

Mike Huckabee on Abortion

  • Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports woman’s right-to-know legislation. (Jan 2001)
  • Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law. (Jan 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Budget & Economy

  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Civil Rights

  • No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage. (Nov 2002)
  • No affirmative for state contracts nor colleges. (Nov 2002)
  • More federal funding of IDEA for disabled education. (Mar 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Corporations

No stance on record.

Mike Huckabee on Crime

  • Build more prisons, and privatize their management. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them. (Aug 1999)

Mike Huckabee on Drugs

  • Stricter penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2002)
  • Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)

Mike Huckabee on Education

  • Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers. (Nov 2002)
  • Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools. (Nov 2002)
  • First priority: Raise teacher salaries. (Jan 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Energy & Oil

  • Promote alternative fuel technology. (Nov 2002)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Environment

  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Families & Children

  • Supports “covenant marriage”. (Jan 2001)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Mike Huckabee on Free Trade

  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Government Reform

  • Supprts term limits for state legislators. (Nov 2002)
  • Limit campaign contributions, but no public funding. (Nov 2002)
  • Not more government, but more efficient government. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Gun Control

  • Supports self-defense and `castle doctrine'. (Jan 2006)
  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 2002)

Mike Huckabee on Health Care

  • Guaranteed medical care not government's responsibility. (Nov 2002)
  • ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Mike Huckabee on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Mike Huckabee on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Jobs

  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Mike Huckabee on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999)

Mike Huckabee on Tax Reform

  • Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

Mike Huckabee on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Welfare & Poverty

  • Maintain TANF block grants. (Apr 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)