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Mike Huckabee leaves Fox News to consider 2016 bid

Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced Saturday he would leave his TV show while he weighs whether to mount another presidential bid. The former Arkansas governor, who fell short to eventual nominee John McCain in 2008, said the speculation surrounding his intentions was not fair to Fox and that the "honorable thing to do at this point" was to leave the network.

"If I were willing to absolutely rule that out, I could keep doing this show," Huckabee said. "But I can't make such a declaration."

Huckabee said he would make a final decision on a White House run in late spring.