After he participates in the lower tier GOP debate on Fox News alongside Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, and Jim Gilmore, candidate Mike Huckabee won’t be sticking around for the main event.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 28, 2016
Huckabee, who turned his 2008 Iowa Caucus win into a weekly program on Fox News, is riding Trump’s coattails hoping for some national exposure appearing at Trump’s rally two miles from the site of the debate. CNN and MSNBC will be covering Trump’s event during their regular shows. Trump will likely be speaking just as the top-tier GOP candidates are debating on Fox News beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Huckabee gave up his Fox News weekend show in Jan. 2015, as he embarked on his second run for the White House. On May 14, 2011, the former Arkansas governor teased on an episode of Huckabee that he would make a big announcement. At the time it was thought he would jump into the 2012 presidential race. Instead, the announcement was that he would be staying with Fox News.