Facts about Mike Huckabee, No. 2 CommentE-mail When Mike Huckabee ran for Arkansas governor in 2002, his top donor was Coca-Cola. That came before he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and lost 100 pounds. Mike Huckabee once was fined for accepting a canoe from Coca-Cola bottlers, though the decision was later reversed. Mike Huckabee repeatedly got into trouble with the Arkansas Ethics Commission for campaign finance issues.