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Huckabee, Benham brothers to sign books at Charlotte’s Billy Graham Library

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee AP

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee – a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate – will return to Charlotte on April 23 to sign copies of his new book at the Billy Graham Library.

Huckabee is a former Baptist pastor who is popular with evangelical Christian voters. In January, he signed books and spoke during an appearance at First Baptist Church of Charlotte.

His book’s title: “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.”

Charlotte’s proximity to South Carolina means Huckabee and several other Republican presidential contenders will likely include more stops in the city during the months ahead. South Carolina will host one of the earliest and most crucial Republican presidential primaries in 2016.

Charlotte’s wealth also makes it a popular locale for presidential candidates looking to raise campaign cash.

Huckabee will sign books from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library, at 4330 Westmont Drive.

Those interested in having books signed can bring their own copies or purchase them at the library’s bookstore. Huckabee will sign on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be a limit of two books per person.

For more details, visit billygrahamlibrary.org

On April 25, the library will host a book signing by the Benham brothers – David and Jason.

The twin brothers are real estate agents in Concord who became heroes of religious conservatives after HGTV canceled their planned cable TV show, “Flip it Forward” last year, citing anti-gay comments from David.

The brothers will sign copies of their book “Whatever the Cost” from 1 to 3 p.m.

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