Arkansas: Huckabee Slams Door on Challenging Pryor

Posted February 13, 2008 at 6:25pm

While former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee continues to wage his decidedly uphill battle for the Republican presidential nomination, he ruled out the possibility this week of challenging first-term Sen. Mark Pryor (D) in November.

“There is a greater chance that I would dye my hair green and get tattoos all over my body and do a rock tour with Amy Winehouse than there is that I would run for the Senate,” Huckabee told The Morning News.

Huckabee, who lost a Senate bid against then-Sen. Dale Bumpers (D), in 1992, has denied any interest in ever running for the job again. But with not even a long-shot GOP candidate in the Senate race, some Arkansas Republicans have held out hope that Huckabee would change his mind after ending his presidential bid.

“Let me put that one to rest. … Ain’t happening, not running for the Senate. Done deal. Absolutely no way,” Huckabee said.
— Josh Kurtz