by Max Brantley
Nat Worden writes in TheStreet.com today about former Gov. Mike Huckabee's financial heft, the seventh installment in a series about the investments of the likely 2008 presidential candidates.
Worden finds that the Huckster is pretty cozy with a company he owns stock in:
"The Huck," as he's known in Arkansas, owns between $50,000 and $100,000 worth of Home Bancshares (HOMB - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr), a collection of community banks in Arkansas and Florida that went public last year.
The largest stakeholders in the company have been contributors to Huckabee's political campaigns, its founders were appointed by him to positions in state government, and a local investment bank that financed the hot IPO and now touts the stock also happens to be the largest donor to Huckabee's current bid for the White House.