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Mike Huckabee’s Speeches Made Him Over $4 Million In 2014

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Speaking engagements and a publishing company paid off about four million times over for Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee in 2014.

According to an Associated Press report released yesterday, Huckabee earned $1 million from speaking engagements and about $3 million from the publishing company of which he is president.

The numbers emerged after Huckabee filed his income with federal regulators. The AP story noted Huckabee gave “44 speeches” in 2014, many of which he delivered to “religious groups.”

Huckabee gave 44 paid speeches between January 2014 and last April. He earned between $10,000 and $32,000 for each speech, most of them to religious groups.

A Reuters report said Huckabee filed his income with the Federal Election Commission, the organization responsible for making the politician’s income public record.

The report went on to detail specific organizations to whom Huckabee spoke, including a Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, a Chamber of Commerce in Kansas, and “a number of pregnancy care centers and ministries.

Huckabee also spoke at Bethel University (Tenn.) and Oklahoma Baptist University, Reuters reported.

The news outlet also revealed that Huckabee earned income from vacation rental properties in Florida.

Along with income from properties, speaking engagements and his publishing company, Huckabee was also reported as claiming in the neighborhood of 40 stock investments, Reuters said.

Those assets brought the former governor up to $6.4 million in 2014. Income from his assets are given”estimated within a range” the story said, as are the profits from the stock holdings.

Those assets, whose value is also estimated within a range, are worth between $7 million and $23.9 million, his filing showed.

According to Reuters, Huckabee presidential rival Donald Trump “earned about $1.75 million” from speeches during 2014, charging his hosts $250,000 per appearance.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton charged about $235,000 for her speeches, Reuters reportedtotaling more than $12 million in 2014.

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