Iowa: Hires Mike Huckabee’s former state director for campaign (MN Public Radio, 4/4).
Religious Right: Slated to speak at Family Leader events (Des Moines Register, 4/4).
Fundraising: Tops Mitt Romney in fundraising (Time, 4/1).
Obama: Says President Obama is deliberately damaging the economy (RWW, 3/31).
2012: Wife concerned about presidential race, says bid “horrifies” her (Reuters, 4/2).
Mississippi: Economic conservatives criticize Barbour’s record as governor (Politico, 4/2).
Poll: Trails Huckabee in poll of home state’s Republican voters (Mississippi Press, 3/31).
Obama: Says President Obama is “not the president of black people” (Daily Caller, 4/4).
Birther: Joins Donald Trump in questioning President Obama’s birth certificate (Politico, 4/1).
Iowa: Defends financial assistance to Religious Right group in Iowa judicial election (Think Progress, 4/4).
Obama: Likens Obama’s fundraising goal to extortion (CNN, 4/4).
Religious Right: Poised to kickoff right-wing Awakening conference at Liberty University (RWW, 3/28).
2012: Frames himself as an electable Republican candidate (GOP12, 4/4).
Foreign Affairs: Criticizes President Obama’s handling of Libyan crisis (Ozarks Unbound, 4/4).
Campaign: Advisers want Huckabee’s 2012 campaign to be less family-run (US News & World Report, 4/4).
South Carolina: Wins straw poll in heavily GOP county in upstate South Carolina (UPI, 4/3).
Background: Public records as governor destroyed (Mother Jones, 4/1).
Media: Slated to appear in E! True Hollywood story biopic (Mediaite, 4/4).
New Hampshire: Former GOP Senator from New Hampshire slams Palin as overly ambitious, polarizing (Boston Globe, 4/4).
Religious Right: Scheduled to address Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition (RWW, 4/4).
Iowa: Speaks to Iowa GOP’s “Night of the Rising Stars” (Iowa Independent, 4/4).
Obama: Launches new cinematic video to respond to Obama’s reelection announcement (HuffPo, 4/4).
Background: Left Minnesota with a massive budget deficit (LA Times, 4/2).
Foreign Affairs: Claims his experience in business will help him in foreign policy (RCP, 4/5).
New Hampshire: Set to address Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity forum in New Hampshire (CNN, 4/4).
Campaign: Runs subdued campaign in order to reintroduce himself to voters (NYT, 4/2).
South Carolina: Accepts invitation to appear in South Carolina debate for presidential candidates (CBS News, 4/1).
Religious Right: Blames legal abortion for Social Security problems (RWW, 3/29).