Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is expected to announce Tuesday that he's running for president in 2016.

He'll join the Republican presidential field at an event to be held at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope at 10 AM.

In January, Huckabee told viewers of Huckabee that he was leaving the Fox News show after six years to consider a White House bid.

On Friday, Huckabee tweeted an announcement video promoting his record in Arkansas.

“As governor of Arkansas, I cut taxes and Welfare, balanced the budget every year for ten years and raised average family income by 50 percent,” he said in the two-minute video. has already challenged some of those assertions, rating “mostly false” Huckabee's claim that he “raised average family income by 50 percent”

“Once you account for inflation, Huckabee is incorrect. Income in Arkansas increased 20 percent, not 50 percent. That increase trailed nationwide trends. The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression, so we rate it Mostly False,” editors wrote.

During his 2008 campaign, Huckabee surprised the GOP establishment, winning the Iowa caucuses and seven other states.

Huckabee, an ordained minister, is an outspoken opponent of gay rights.

“I do believe that God created male and female and intended for marriage to be the relationship of the two opposite sexes,” he told The New Yorker in 2010. “Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship. We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn't work the same.”

More recently, Huckabee has called on Republican governors to defy rulings striking down state bans on gay marriage.

“Horse apples!” Huckabee said in October. “The Supreme Court is not the supreme being. Yes, it's the highest court within one of the three branches of government but it isn't superior to the other two. … Grow a spine, show a modicum of knowledge about the way we govern ourselves, and lead, follow, or get the heck out of the way.”