Huckabee Serving Final Full Day as Governor

JANUARY 8, 2007 - Posted at 11:16 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Mike Huckabee is serving his last full day as Arkansas governor today.  Tomorrow, Mike Beebe is to take the oath of office in a noon ceremony.

Huckabee advanced from lieutenant governor ten-and-a-half years ago when then-governor Jim Guy Tucker resigned after his Whitewater convictions.

Huckabee, a Republican, has been visiting key primary states and is deciding whether to run for president in 2008.  He has a new book out, "From Hope to Higher Ground," and Huckabee says the book will give voters a good idea of who he is.  Huckabee says he believes the feedback he gets may help him decide whether to pursue the presidency.

Huckabee is a Baptist minister and a former pastor.  He was elected lieutenant governor in 1993 in a special election that was called after Tucker rose to governor after Bill Clinton's election as president in 1992.

Huckabee was re-elected as lieutenant governor in 1994.  As governor, Huckabee was elected to two full terms.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)