Huckabee talks about small government, 2010 and 2012 -- plus, what he's been doing in Nashville

09/28/2010 07:23 PM

Former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee predicted Republicans would take control of the U.S. House after the Nov. 2 elections but also enough Senate seats to make Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell the majority leader.

Huckabee sat down for an interview at the Blue Grass Airport on Saturday before heading to a fundraiser for GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul. We aired the part of the interview about Paul and Kentucky Republicans on Monday night’s edition of Pure Politics and another part in tonight’s program.

Here’s what he said about his presidential ambitions in 2012, the political climate in 2010 — whether he’ll endorse GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell in Delaware — and how the push for “smaller government” balances with the needs of the poor in states like Kentucky and Arkansas:

Also, as a web exclusive (not seen on TV), I asked Huckabee about rumblings that in addition to his television hosting career that he’s been cutting an album in Nashville. Here’s what he said:

(Programming note: “Pure Politics” is cn|2′s daily political news program. It airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST and again at 11:30 p.m./10:30 Central on Channel 2 in all of Insight Communications’ markets — Louisville and surrounding counties, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Bowling Green, Henderson, Dawson Springs and Providence. We will be airing some segments of the program here on the cn|2 Politics site).

- Ryan Alessi


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