Huckabee's daughter to run '16 campaign
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, will manage his 2016 presidential campaign.

Sanders, 33, previously served on her father's 2008 campaign as national political director. Huckabee finished second that year to the Republican eventual nominee, Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMichelle Obama weighs in on Trump, 'Squad' feud: 'Not my America or your America. It's our America' Meghan McCain shares story of miscarriage Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite MORE (Ariz.).

In a statement, the Huckabee campaign credited Sanders with “directing Gov. Huckabee's Iowa campaign to a landslide upset victory in the Iowa caucuses.”

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Sanders most recently served as a senior adviser for now-Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonLawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei Five things to know about Iran's breaches of the nuclear deal Hillicon Valley: Trump gets pushback after reversing course on Huawei | China installing surveillance apps on visitors' phones | Internet provider Cloudflare suffers outage | Consumer groups look to stop Facebook cryptocurrency MORE’s (R) successful Arkansas Senate run in 2014. In 2012, Sanders was a political adviser for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s (R) brief presidential run, and prior to that she managed the campaign for Sen. John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanVA chief pressed on efforts to prevent veteran suicides McConnell ups pressure on White House to get a budget deal There is a severe physician shortage and it will only worsen MORE’s (R-Ark.) landslide reelection victory in 2010.

The Huckabee campaign announced a host of other hires on Thursday, many of whom are longtime allies of the former governor.

Huckabee’s 2008 campaign manager, Chip Saltsman, will serve as a senior adviser this time around. Bob Wickers, a media consultant and pollster for Huckabee's 2008 presidential bid, will serve in the same role in 2016.

New members to the team include senior communications adviser Hogan Gidley, who shot onto the scene as the spokesman for former Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R-Pa.) run in the GOP primaries in 2012; Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim GriffinJohn (Tim) Timothy GriffinFlynn discloses lobbying that may have helped Turkey Tea Party class reassesses record Huckabee's daughter to run '16 campaign MORE (R), a former House member who will serve as senior policy adviser; and National Republican Congressional Committee veteran Jim Terry, who will act as political director.

The team will operate out of Little Rock, Ark.

The Huckabee campaign also announced a six-person national fundraising team, led by Alice Tadlock, who served as finance director for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) 2008 presidential run.

Huckabee has never been a strong fundraiser, and he's said he will rely heavily on small-dollar contributions from grassroots conservatives.

“I never have been and I’m not going to be the favorite candidate for those in the Washington to Wall Street corridor of power,” he said Tuesday during his presidential announcement.

“I will be funded and fueled not by the billionaires, but by the working people of America who will find out that $15 and $25 a month contributions can take us from hope to higher ground.”