Mike Huckabee accepted more than 90 gifts from Arkansans he appointed to state posts.
Huck's gift-givers ended up in state posts
Mike Huckabee accepted more than 90 gifts from 21 Arkansans he appointed to state posts during his decade as governor, a Politico analysis of state public records found.
Most of the posts Huckabee's benefactors landed were on unpaid boards and commissions. Not all of the gifts came before the appointments — several came from old friends and there's no clear evidence of any quid pro quo.
Game, fish and political contributions
Bryan Jeffrey, a Little Rock CPA, gave Huckabee free accounting services for one year, and the next year he was named to the state's Development Finance Authority. Jeffrey contributed $2,300 to Huckabee's presidential campaign and his firm works for Huckabee's presidential campaign, earning more than $70,000 in the first nine months of this year.
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