Hogan Gidley, a spokesman for Huckabee, characterized the Hoover confab as a “long, very constructive, and very productive meeting.”

Huckabee “had a frank and in-depth discussion on domestic and foreign policy” with the many policy experts, says Gidley.

Huckabee spoke a great deal his economic record as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007, including his tax cuts that he often touts as the “first broad-based tax cut” in state history. He also discussed his push to establish a maximum wage, a policy proposal Huckabee has spoken about during his recent trips to Iowa.