LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Mike Huckabee's supporters say they
believe the former Arkansas governor is now inching toward another
run for president after weeks of giving mixed signals.
Huckabee's top advisers from his 2008 bid say he seems increasingly encouraged by recent polls showing him atop a scattered field of possible 2012 candidates for the Republican
nomination. Ed Rollins, Huckabee's national campaign chairman four
years ago, says he's been contacting fundraisers to give Huckabee a
sense of how much support he'd have for another presidential bid.
Speculation about Huckabee's intentions has intensified since
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's surprise announcement this week
that he would not seek the nomination. Huckabee has said he's in no
hurry to make a decision, but Rollins says he's told Huckabee he
needs to decide by June 1.
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