December 26th, 2007
10:31 AM ET
15 years ago

Conservative group ups anti-Huckabee ad buy

The Club for Growth is increasing its anti-Huckabee ad buy in Iowa.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The fiscally conservative Club for Growth – which is actively opposing Republican Mike Huckabee’s presidential candidacy – is upping its ad buy in Iowa yet again, with about a week to go until the state’s caucuses.

The anti-tax group announced today that it was spending an additional $175,000 on ads, for a total of $550,000 in just three weeks.

The spot, already in heavy rotation on Iowa TV and cable, takes aim at Huckabee’s record on taxes as governor of Arkansas.

The ad is also running in the early-voting state of South Carolina.

–CNN's Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Iowa • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. AJ; Montpelier, VT

    Why arent these commercials focusing on his ethical lapses while Governor of Arkansas?

    December 27, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. Robert, Bryan TX

    Huckabee is for the FairTax, so I'm for him!!!

    Where the FairTax is concerned, there are only 3 types of ppl.

    1. People who support the FairTax.

    2. People who don't understand the FairTax.

    3. People who are making millions exploiting our current income tax.

    Check it out at

    December 27, 2007 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. LaVaughn S. Arkansas born and raised

    Steve Blaine from Washinton: If you have truly visited the southern state of Arkansas, then you would have all of your facts together. I am a school teacher – a public school teacher, mind you. I have a majority of white children in my classes, not black students. I also am a member of a white baptist church where we have MANY black members. The problem with Northerners is that they believe they understand the lifestyle of what all Southerners live like. That is where the discrimination comes from – you see things through a dirty window – and assume you have seen it all. There is discrimination all over our country, and I am not blind enough to think that discrimination isn't where I live, however, to make a total assumption on southern states because you THINK you know what you are talking about – gives all people who work hard at correcting the actions of our ancestors another delay. If you have a problem with Huckabee, then speak your specifics to the issues he has with race issues. But, do not group all people in southern states into your uneducated opinions.

    December 27, 2007 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. John Lee Dugger

    Sounds a little like the Bush Oil Buddies, when they did their HATE adds in
    Northern New York when Bush Junior was running for the Prez.

    December 28, 2007 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  5. David Allen Linkenheimer, East Brady, Pa.

    I love the picture attached to this article "HOPE"; this is the same old same old message of the status quo crowd.
    Being told not to lose hope has been the message for as long as I can rember about anythig that has to do with politics and vote for me crowd.....
    This year is diffrent all we need to do is vote Ron Paul in and let him take care of the fundamental problems, all of which will yeald to solution when constitutional law is re-imposed on all of the people, most of whom are the victims of their public school education. (See:The 10th. Plank of the Communist Manifesto)
    Join the RON PALU REVOLUTION and say NO to defacto communism and the organized CHAOS fostered by all of those people who seek to remain above the law while they plunder the ignorant public.

    December 28, 2007 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Hope Arkansas

    I do not know where to post this response to have any impact, but ever since I heard the response to the Iowa Caucus, I have been profoundly disturbed. I am a Christian and am from Arkansas, but I am not Baptist as is Huckabee and I can not understand how people of any other faith would believe we are safe with Huckabee. Have any of you ever dealt with a Baptist zealot? All I can think of is when Hitler led everyone in Germany to believe that their religious interests were protected, but once he came into power, he only protected those who believed exactly as he did. I am Christian and I am from Arkansas, but nothing scares me more than a Baptist preacher being president. Please, America, remember the holocaust!!!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  7. LaVaughn S.

    Hope Arkansas – are you seriously comparing Huckabee to Hitler? Little extremist?

    January 6, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  8. TBA

    Huckabee is SO far in the right side that he belongs in the nutty house. He believes that all those who are Christian are the chosen ones and all others are evil. He wants to convert everyone. He needs to get a life.

    February 5, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
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