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GOP watch: Huck's commutation record

The New York Times front-pages that Mike Huckabee "has been leading the pack of possible Republican contenders for president in 2012. But the killings of the police officers are focusing renewed attention on his long-contentious record of pardoning convicts or commuting their sentences."

Yesterday, we took a look back at Huckabee's record: By the end of his 10-and-a-half years as governor, Huckabee had issued 1,033 [commutations]. As of 2004, Huckabee had issued more pardons than the leaders of six neighboring states combined -- Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Missouri -- in the preceding eight years.