The Republican formula to snag Christian votes is unraveling

Or, as Trump put it, "I even brought my Bible — the evangelicals, OK?"

Mike Huckabee
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Mike Huckabee is not happy.

Once a rising star in the Republican Party who successfully leveraged his background as a pastor for political advantage, Huckabee's 2016 presidential run has proved a disappointing sequel to his respectable third place showing in 2008. With underwhelming fundraising numbers and a bump to the kiddy table after the third GOP debate, most voters are no longer paying attention to the former governor's campaign.

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