Governor Huckabee Receives National Attention

November 13, 2005--Posted at 6:45 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK--Governor Huckabee was in the national spotlight today, named by Time magazine as one of the five best governors in the country. In its issue this week, the news magazine
says Huckabee has matured since he took office in 1996 and is a consensus-building conservative, a Republican who occasionally earns praise from liberal Democrats.

Others in the magazine's Top Five list are Kenny Guinn of Nevada, Janet Napolitano of Arizona, Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas and Mark Warner of Virginia.

The magazine named Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, Ohio Governor Bob Taft and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford as the country's worst governors.

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