Mike Huckabee to attend Iowa GOP event in February

Published On: Jan 16 2013 04:27:29 PM CST
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to headline an Iowa Republican Party fundraiser in Iowa next month.

Huckabee is to be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 23 event, called "Celebrate Life," to be held at Point of Grace church in Waukee.

The event is aimed at promoting restrictions on abortion, a top priority for social conservatives in the Iowa Republican base.

Huckabee is a popular figure in this segment of the party. He won the 2008 Republican presidential caucuses on the strength of support from evangelical Christians.

Huckabee, an author and popular program host on the Fox News Channel, has visited Iowa several times since his 2008 campaign. He headlined similar social conservative forums in Iowa during the 2012 GOP caucus campaign.