Huck­abee ends ra­dio gig, says he can’t de­vote the time

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For­mer Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial­pri­mary con­tender Mike Huck­abee is leav­ing the ra­dio mic be­hind af­ter less than 20 months.

The for­mer Arkansas gov­er­nor and or­dained South­ern Bap­tist min­is­ter posted on his Face­book page Wed­nes­day that he and Cu­mu­lus Me­dia Net­works had “mu­tu­ally agreed to con­clude” the show, which had been run­ning since April 2012.

“I have op­por­tu­ni­ties in some other ar­eas that can­not be ac­com­plished given the 8-9 hours a day I was de­vot­ing to the daily long form show,” Mr. Huck­abee wrote.

The show runs live from noon to 3 p.m. East­ern. The last show will air Dec. 12.

Mr. Huck­abee ef­fec­tively fin­ished sec­ond be­hind John McCain in the 2008 Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial pri­maries and has re­fused to rule out another White House bid, a stance he con­tin­ued Wed­nes­day. “As for the new en­deav­ors, at this time, it would best for me to say, ‘Stay tuned!’” he said. with Your Repub­li­can Un­cle,” which at­tempts to beat back con­ser­va­tives’ com­plaints about Pres­i­dent Obama.

“Don’t get me wrong — I love the Repub­li­cans in my life. But noth­ing ru­ins a slice of pe­can pie faster than talk­ing through im­mi­gra­tion re­form with a cousin who spends too much time lis­ten­ing to Rush Lim­baugh,” DNC dig­i­tal di­rec­tor Matt Comp­ton said in a mes­sage to Democrats.

The guide takes on cer­tain “myths,” such as claims that Mr. Obama and his health care law are in­creas­ing the deficit, or that the pres­i­dent doesn’t care about jobs.

On Oba­macare, it says the re­forms are “mar­ket-based, con­sti­tu­tional, and def­i­nitely not so­cial­ist.”


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