Former Arkansas governor and potential repeat presidential candidate Mike Huckabee began a 14-state book-signing, keep-his-name-in-the-news tour on Saturday that will bring him to Raleigh this month.
The tour, mostly in Southern states and along the East Coast, promotes his new book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.”
On Jan. 28, he’ll appear at Camp Lejeune, skip over to Fort Bragg and then head up to Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh for a 7 p.m. book signing-only. There are some rules: Photographs are not allowed, except for by a photographer retained for the event. (The photos can be downloaded from an online site later at no cost.) No personalized inscriptions, either.
A day later, Huckabee is scheduled to make an appearance in Greensboro and then Charlotte for an event with the Civitas Institute.
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Huckabee seems to be interested in running for president again, along with a bunch of other high-profile Republicans. He left his job as a talk show host on Fox News as a possible prelude. His book stirred up controversy recently for calling singer Beyonce’s lyrics “toxic mental poison” and calling her husband, Jay Z, a “pimp” for exploiting her. In one interview, he criticized the Obamas for allowing their daughters to listen to her lyrics or watch her perform.