Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday night's episode of his Fox News show would be his last, as he decides whether to run for president in 2016.
"As much as I have loved doing the show, I love my country more, and feel that it may be time for me to leave a zone of comfort to engage in the conflicts that have almost destroyed the bedrock foundations of America," Huckabee wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday night. "I feel compelled to ascertain if the support exists strongly enough for another presidential run."
Huckabee, who ran for the Republican nomination in 2008 but not 2012, remains deeply popular with social conservatives and an effective communicator on issues that part of the Republican base values. In his previous presidential effort, however, Huckabee struggled to raise money.
In recent months, there has been some speculation he would run again, particularly as he and Sen. Ted Cruz both privately addressed groups of influential social conservatives in September.
Katherine Miller is the politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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