Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee leaves country music board after criticism

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community.

On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of the board of directors for the charitable arm of the association that runs the annual CMA Awards and the CMA Festival. The foundation's chairman Joe Galante praised the former Arkansas governor for his "policy experience with education reform" in a press release Wednesday.

In his resignation letter to the CMA Foundation provided to The Associated Press, Huckabee called his critics bullies, but said he was resigning...

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