At 11 a.m. ET tomorrow, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is expected to become the latest Republican presidential candidate to officially enter the 2016 race.

On "Special Report," Huckabee said that he believes he would be a strong candidate because the election will be about protecting America, protecting American jobs and protecting the economy.

Huckabee added that the fact that he has repeatedly gone against the Clinton political machine in elections in Arkansas should be "noteworthy" for Republicans.

Huckabee also weighed in on how he would handle the nuclear negotiations with Iran, calling for increased sanctions and declaring, "You don't negotiate with people who have a gun to your head."

Huckabee told Bret Baier that he's prepared to again face the rigors of the campaign trail.

"It's a long-haul. It's brutal," Huckabee said. "I think having been through this process before is a good thing. And I believe that it better prepares one to do it. But it also gives you a real sobering understanding of what one must engage in in order to be effective and successful."

Watch the full "Special Report" interview above.


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