(CNN) After teasing reporters earlier Friday that he was set to reveal his presidential ambitions for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee went on Fox News to instead say that he will announce his plans in his home state next month.
"Come to Hope on May the 5th. You'll find out what's going to happen," Huckabee told Bret Baier on "Special Report" Friday night. "I think it'll be worth tuning in for."
Huckabee told Baier that, if he ran, he did not think he needed to win the Iowa caucuses—which he won in 2008—to earn the GOP nomination, but that he wanted to exit the first-in-the-nation contest with momentum. He downplayed expectations for his performance in New Hampshire, which typically supports more moderate candidates, and said he hoped to do well in South Carolina, the nation's third nominating state.
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