Mike Huckabee

Lawsuit alleges years of child sex abuse at politically connected Arkansas treatment facility

BY: - November 7, 2023

A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges repeated sexual and physical abuse of children at The Lord’s Ranch, a residential treatment facility in Northeast Arkansas that closed in 2016. Lawyers for the plaintiffs — eight former residents who were reportedly abused as boys — said this is the first of several lawsuits they will file on […]

Federal appeals court upholds Josh Duggar’s child pornography conviction

BY: - August 7, 2023

A panel of three federal appeals judges upheld the child pornography conviction of Josh Duggar, a member of the Arkansas family known for their presence in reality television and Republican politics. Duggar, of Springdale, was convicted in December 2021 of possessing child pornography after a jury trial in Fayetteville. U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks sentenced […]

Arkansas GOP chair Cody Hiland appointed to state Supreme Court

BY: - July 3, 2023

This story was updated at 4:49 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2023. Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed former U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland to the state Supreme Court on Monday, filling the seat left vacant by Associate Justice Robin Wynne’s death in June. Hiland, 51, has been the chair of the state’s Republican Party since […]

Left to right: Aaron Black, budget director for Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kay Barnhill, director, Office of Personnel Management, testify before the personnel subcommittee of the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (Screenshot)

Arkansas budget director resigns after less than four months

BY: - May 16, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ budget director resigned last week, less than four months into the role. Sanders named Aaron Black her budget director in January. He had previously been the compliance director at the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment. Before that, Black was an aide to former Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is Sanders’ father, […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders names transition team members

BY: - November 10, 2022

Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during an October debate. The Republican governor-elect named her transition team on Thursday. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

A picture of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from 2015. Huckabee's political action committee donated more than 61% of the funds received by a group behind TV ads critical of incumbent Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

Mike Huckabee PAC funnels cash to committee behind anti-Scott ads

BY: - October 11, 2022

This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, to include Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s response. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s political action committee, HuckPAC, is the primary funding source for a group behind advertising critical of Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. and his re-election bid. Ads targeting the mayor have appeared on […]