In book, Huckabee resumes primary feud with Romney

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Mike Huckabee reprises his primary feud with Mitt Romney in his latest book, calling his fellow former Republican governor's record "anything but conservative" before his White House bid.

Huckabee's latest book, "Do the Right Thing," was released today. In the 214-page book, Huckabee offers plenty of criticism for his opponents but saves his harshest comments for Romney, his main rival in the leadoff Iowa caucuses earlier this year.

Huckabee slams Romney in the book for changing positions on issues such as abortion rights and gay marriage.

Huckabee accuses Romney and his staff of disrespecting him during the campaign for the GOP nomination and complains that Romney never called him to congratulate him after winning the Iowa caucus in January.

A spokesman for Romney dismissed Huckabee's comments in the book as "petty stuff."

Since exiting the race, Huckabee has started a weekly talk show with Fox News Channel and last week announced he would begin a weekday radio program with ABC Radio Networks.

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