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Huckabee: If I’m Not in the Top Three in Iowa, I’ll Drop Out

In an interview with Simon Conway of WHO radio in Des Moines, IA, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said if he does not finish in the top three in February’s Iowa Caucus, he will drop his bid for the White House.

“If we can’t come within striking distance of the victory or win it, then I think we recognize that it’s going to be hard to take that onto the other states,” Huckabee said. “Well, I mean historically, we’ve always said there are three tickets out of Iowa, you have to come in number one, two or three. I think in many ways that’s probably still the case.”

“It may be that if you’re a close second or a close third, that’s very good,” he added. “If you’re a distant third, then maybe there’s not a way to go on. I think you have a good hard look at it after Iowa.”

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