Huckabee gazes out the car window during his swing through South Carolina. He has taken some heat for his record on taxes: Although he has signed a no-tax-hike pledge presented to presidential candidates by Americans for Tax Reform, some critics question his commitment, noting that as Arkansas' governor he supported tax hikes on cigarettes, gasoline, groceries, sales and income. One anti-tax group calls him "Tax-Hike Mike." Huckabee defends his record as that of a pragmatic governor trying to meet the needs of a poor, underdeveloped state.
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