April 15th, 2008
12:02 PM ET
6 years ago

Huckabee PAC debuts

Huckabee’s new PAC is supporting conservative candidates.
Huckabee’s new PAC is supporting conservative candidates.

(CNN) – In a widely-expected move, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee officially launched his new political action committee, HuckPAC, Tuesday at noon.

According to a statement released Tuesday, the new PAC will “raise funds for Republican candidates and continue promoting the principles and ideas of conservative, smaller and more responsible government.”

The former Arkansas governor, who recently signed with Hollywood talent agency CAA, is also launching a new Web site that will plug candidates he is backing, collect donations for those candidates, and “allow supporters to post ideas and continue to be a part of Huckabee's national network.”

Huckabee said earlier this month that he would consider another run for the presidency in 2012.


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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Philly Kid

    This is a peice on the former republican candidate, not how arrogant Obama is. Focus.

    April 15, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  2. gary

    HUCKABEE MIGHT HAD MADE A GREAT PRESIDENT. HE IS GOV. OF AR. JUST LIKE BILL CLINTON WAS. THE 90S WERE ONE OF THE BETTER YRS. WHEN WE HAD A CLINTON IN OFFICE. YOU HATERS WOULDNT KNOW BECAUSE YOU ONLY HEAR A FEW SCANDELS AND WERE NOT ENJOYING A PEACEFULL ERA LIKE THE ONES THERE WERE. ITS FUNNY HOW MANY FORGET HOW GOOD IT WAS IN THE 90S. ALL PEOPLE KNOW NOW DAYS IS HATE ,AND THAT COMES FROM THE O.B. SUPPORTERS. THATS THE CHANGES THAT O.B. BROUGHT TO US. HE BROUGHT HATE, RACE, AND DIVISION.

    April 15, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. ALBO

    HILLARY should take an example from the attitudes of ROMNEY and
    HUCKABEE.

    Their political differences with McCAIN are far larger as HILLARY's with OBAMA, could be 20-30%. but they are real domocratic persons and understand that their PERSONAL AMBITIONS must defer to the party's good, especially if an other candidate has factually won.

    And to seek a position in the party's administration: NOTHING WRONG WITH IT !!

    But ambition-sick persons as the CLINTONS do not understand such !

    TOM ALBO

    April 15, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Briana P

    huckabee is pretty cool
    although I'm democrat. I think he's better than mccain

    April 15, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. An American in Canada

    WHAT HAPPEN TO “RULES ARE RULES” DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE?

    PROTEST VOTE IF THEY TRY TO STOP HILLARY R. CLINTON FROM GOING TO THE CONVENTION.

    OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE THE MAJORITY EITHER... SEND IT TO THE SUPERDELEGATES TO VOTE UPON OR ARE THEY COWARDS.

    BARNEY FRANK IS PUTTING HIS 25 CENTS INTO THE PRIMARY AND IT IS NOT EVEN OVER YET.

    WELL THERE IS ONLY ONE THING TO DO IF THE SUPERDELEGATES TRY TO GET HILLARY R. CLINTON TO GET OUT OF THE RACE, WE HER SUPPORTERS SHOULD EITHER NOT VOTE OR VOTE FOR MCCAIN

    OBAMA HAS TO MUCH BAGGAGE WHICH WE ARE NOT EVEN ABLE TO EXAMINE BECAUSE HE HANDLERS HAVE DONE A BEAUTIFUL JOB OF DIVERTING INQUIRIES INTO HIS BACKGROUND.

    WE THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA, ESPECIALLY THE DEMOCRATICS AND INDEPENDENTS ARE BEING HOODWINKED BY THE TV, RADIO AND PAPER MEDIA……

    DO NOT PERMIT THEM TO GET AWAY WITH IT, VOTE AGAINST OBAMA IF THEY GIVE THE NOMINATION TO HIM BY EITHER NOT VOTING OR VOTING FOR MCCAIN IN NOVEMBER

    April 15, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Zeke, St. Louis

    Huckleberry is a con-man through and through.If he's not selling
    used cars or guitars he's selling fairy tales.He's working every angle he can to keep food on the table without actually doing any productive work. All he has is the gift of gab and the ability to take money from
    people who do work for a living, and put it into his pocket.
    A PAC is a slush fund that he can pay himself out of for doing
    nothing more than making a few phone calls or going to lunch
    with people he already knows.I'd like to bet you that He has
    all the big name T.V. preachers and religious con-men in his
    rolodex ready to take their dirty money and parlay that into some
    free dinners for political pals.Not unlike Jack Abramoff..

    April 15, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  7. one nation under god!!!!

    I wondered how obama could get away with his hateful remarks,but listening to you libs belittle religion as if you are so sophisticated to believe in a higher power.We are a religious country and you must respect reigion.China sounds like a good place for you god haters in the left.Just shows me that obama needs to be stopped either by election or other means.

    April 15, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. sozzi

    where's Rudy's PAC?

    April 15, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. AZM

    Wow... a party working together... setting differences aside for the good of the party... Nice to see.

    Maybe the Dems could learn something from this... but I doubt it...

    BHO vs HRC.... round five... Ding Ding... How Low Can You Go!!!

    April 15, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. ***AMERICAN***

    Why does everything on the Ticker always become about Obama and Clinton?

    I guess the more press the better the party's chances in November.

    That is true wisdom at work.

    Get the facts, not the hype.

    April 15, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. Stacy Clarks, TX

    not interested

    April 15, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. INDY PENDENT

    To: honkey white guy from cali

    So Honkey what Values or Morals do you suggest America have?
    You do not wish for Values or Morals to be pushed upon you, yet you have no issue with Obama pushing more Taxes down our throats. You have no issue with having less free agency in personal finance choice. You have no issue with allowing anyone and everyone to come into this Country Illegally and you have no issue with having no choice but to pay for their education, medication, housing, rising insurance costs, etc...
    What is Obama and/or Clinton trying to push upon us that is so great???

    April 15, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. JOSH

    Wow, smells fishy to me. This reminds me of the time Obama said he never heard any controversial remarks from Wright, then two days later admitted he had heard them. I bet in a week or two his memory will clear up and he can recall being at this party.
    FOX NEWS PLEASE LOOK AT THE NEW STORY WITH TONY RESKO AND OBAMA ON THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES OH MY GOD OBAMA IS A LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 15, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. Mike

    You Obamabots need to think about this:

    Obama's best friend is a slumlord currently on trial.

    Obama's pastor is a racist, anti-American with ties to Hamas and Farakhan.

    Obama attended, listened, gave money and made Wright a person on his campaign staff after Wright made all these issues.

    Obama is biggest campaign financeers is a CEO of an oil company, drug companies and one of his finance campaign chairs is a director of a defense contractor.

    Obama gave earmarked $8 million to General Dynamics to buy outdated ammo used in the bradley fight vehicle in Iraq. The above mentioned defense contractor.

    Obama voted 6 times for republican measures. One time that cut $2 million in child welfare out of Illinois. His fellow black senator almost got into a fist fight with him over it.

    You honestly tell me that if it was Richardson, Hillary, Edwards anyone with those same issues would you vote for them?

    April 15, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. Cat

    Here's the thing: Huckabee does not represent any of my social values HOWEVER his integrity and sincerity lead me to believe that he would at least hold a dialogue regardint our differences. I respect him and because of that, I respect his social positions. Having said this, I WOULD VOTE FOR MIKE BEFORE I WOULD EVER VOTE FOR HILLARY. It's CHARACTER not EXPERIENCE that motivates my voting.

    Go Obama!

    April 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  16. Dana in Arizona

    If this will help implement the Fair Tax and eliminate all payroll taxes – I'm in!

    April 15, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  17. Justin, Chicago

    The GOP needs all the help it can get. If people in this country weren’t a bunch of idiots they would be wiped out as a party after the crap they've put the country through over the past 7 years.

    April 15, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  18. Sharon, Seattle

    Mike, Mike. What part of "we don't want you" didn't you get? And I mean really, a Hollywood Agent? "rolling eyes"

    April 15, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  19. Rick

    The "Huck" in HuckPAC apparently is short for huckster. That's what you call a big-government tax raiser who now claims he's for "smaller and more responsible government".

    Here's my idea that I would like to post for Huckabee: He could set up a wedding registry at a department store so his supporters can buy him things he really wants. Oh, he already tried that one when he was governor? Those conservative principles, you know!

    April 15, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  20. Ben

    Go Huck! This gives us conservatives a way to participate in the process without having to wait 4 years.

    April 15, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
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