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Mike Huckabee’s PAC Huge Election Day Victories and Defeating Pres. Obama in the Polls

Huck PAC may not throw around the most money and Governor Huckabee looks at principles and not polls before endorsing candidates then usually endorses early (when it matters the most) and travels state to state for candidates while his grassroots volunteers, Team Huck, make phone calls and knock on doors.  Because of this and many other efforts Huck PAC had one of the most successful midterms out of all the major PACs with a 75% success rate.

Here is Huck PAC’s recap:

GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE AND HUCK PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES EXPERIENCE HUGE ELECTION DAY VICTORIES

Governor Huckabee and Huck PAC Release Statement About the Election Results

Little Rock, AR – Governor Mike Huckabee said, “On November 2nd Americans overwhelmingly spoke with one voice, sending a message to Washington that we will not be ignored. The demise of the Republican Party predicted two years ago was obviously unfounded. But now is the time for all the new officeholders to hold true to their promises and bring about the type of change they promised and their constituents desire. Huck PAC will continue to support Republicans at all levels of government, and will continue fighting for conservative causes until we take back the Senate and ultimately the White House. We’ll continue to grow Team Huck membership in all 50 states, adding to the thousands of volunteers that helped make yesterday’s victories a reality.”

This election cycle Huck PAC endorsed 126 candidates at all levels of government: Governorships, US Senate, US House, State Senate and House seats – all the way down to County Clerk. Huck PAC candidates were victorious in 94 races, came up short in 25 and 7 are still too close to call.

Governor Huckabee said, “Endorsements don’t win races, candidates do. And Huck PAC tries to help candidates on the basis of their principles, not their press or polling favorability. We often purposely pick underdogs who are clearly behind, but clearly great and principled candidates – because I know what it’s like to be written off by the elite punditry class without regard to issues. Huck PAC wants all of its candidates to win, but we are proud of each one we’ve endorsed and would do it again.”

Hogan Gidley, Executive Director Huck PAC added, “Governor Huckabee was active in many races, headlining rallies and fundraising events for candidates across the county, recording robo-calls, GOTV messages, not to mention radio and television ads. Much of what the Governor did for candidates flew under the DC press radar, but the candidates who received the help sure appreciated it. In fact, towards the end of the election, Governor Huckabee traveled to about 10 states a week working for our endorsed candidates.

We’d like to truly thank our national grassroots organization, Team Huck, who made thousands of phone calls for candidates, knocked on countless doors and helped mobilize votes nationwide. Our loyal national network of volunteers who are hardworking and committed – ever fighting for what and who they believe in. Our volunteers are the best in the country.”

To view the winning candidates and where they are please see the map that Huck PAC has supplied.

Also, fresh off of his midterm victories Mike Huckabee has defeated Pres. Obama by 8 points in a CNN poll and also was the favorite for the Republican nomination.

Life is good.

Mike Huckabee and The Pledge

Just last week Governor Huckabee topped the polls again.  First with the news that he was the only Republican to beat President Obama in a 2012 head-to-head poll and second that he once again tops the polls with a tie for Republican choice for 2012 nominee.

And now just yesterday he released his statement in regards to Republicans’ “Pledge to America.”  Good stuff.  Rumor is that Huckabee has a policy book scheduled to come out early next year.  Hmmmm…….

I read with great interest “A Pledge to America” introduced today by Republican Congressional leaders.

The 21 page document contains many good core conservative ideals – but as my parents taught me as a small child – the proof is always in the puddin’.

Republican Congressional leaders have pledged “to advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity;” and “to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.”

These are all very good things and like many, I will be watching to see what concrete steps Republicans offer to actually stop out of control spending, reduce the size of the federal government, repeal Obamacare, reduce our growing deficit and solve unemployment. These principles are fundamental to conservatism and there’s no doubt in my mind that a Conservative Congress can accomplish these things – or at the very least, serve as a backstop to prevent President Obama’s radical liberal agenda.

However, personally, I wish they would’ve also pushed for term limits and a balanced budget amendment because – many groups like the Tea Party are sick and tired of career politicians and budgets that saddle our children will trillions in debt.

I am glad though that Republican Congressional leaders are willing to put forth a pledge that clearly outlines the difference between conservatives and liberals because elections matter. After all, we’ve seen what we get with a liberal Congress: universal healthcare, higher taxes, weak foreign policy, refusal to acknowledge the use of the term “terrorist” or “terrorism,” weaker borders and amnesty talk, extreme government spending and a certain level of disregard for the sanctity of marriage and life.

“A Pledge To America” shows the clear differences in the two parties and motivates voters to support conservatives this election . . . and that’s a good thing. Also, when you provide voters with a checklist of what conservatives stand for and should do in office – voters can more easily hold members of Congress accountable – and if our GOP Congressional leadership fails to honor their “Pledge to America” we will vote them out too.

Is Huckabee the Next Reagan?

Kevin McCullough had a piece over at Townhall that smacked Matt Lewis back for dismissing Governor Huckabee in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination.  McCullough argued that Huckabee IS the Reagan in waiting:

And ultimately THAT is his biggest similarity to Reagan. Both were Governors, both used media to advance their message, ideas, and solutions following a failed primary in which both finished in second place. Both had the ability to reach people who had been turned off by the internal warring of partisan affairs. Both have the ability to see and project an image of America at her very best.

Notice how similar that statement is to the reason behind why I named this blog My Ronald Reagan.

Also, the new poll performed by Public Policy Polling shows that Huckabee is the strongest GOP candidate against President Obama in 2012 for the seventh consecutive time.  An article over at GOP 12 says it best:

The obvious take from this (and practically every other poll in the last few months) is that Mike Huckabee, yes, Mike Huckabee is the front-runner for the nomination, no matter how much the press tries pitting this as a Romney v Palin match.

Huckabee Sweeps Latest Rasmussen Polls

Rasmussen Reports recently released polling data on prospective GOP 2012 presidential contenders and how they matched up against each other.  In a five way race for the nomination Governor Mike Huckabee leads the way with 29%, Mitt Romney is next with 24%, and Sarah Palin is third with 18%.

Rasmussen also polled the top three picks against each other in head-to-head match-ups in which Huckabee also comes out on top when polled against Romney and Palin.  He beats Romney 44% to 39% and he comes way out on top over Palin 55% to 35%.

While I don’t believe this polling predicts who the nominee will be for the Republican party in 2012, I do believe it tells us where the candidates with name recognition fall in the race leading up to the contest.

Perhaps the Republican establishment and conservative talking heads should start treating Huckabee with a little respect as they should be able to clearly see who America likes, and America likes Mike.  Perhaps Rush Limbaugh will see the light after Huckabee said this as part of his opening monologue on his show last weekend in which he defended Rush against the NFL.

Ironically, one of the most ridiculous labels thrown on me was that of a “big government liberal,” and even Rush Limbaugh said it during the presidential campaign. It certainly wasn’t good for my political career and now Rush is experiencing a bunch of lies being thrown on him and finding that it can matter.

Governor Huckabee Wins Big in Values Voter Summit 2012 Straw Poll

Governor Mike Huckabee and many other conservatives spoke at the Values Voter Summit sponsored by Family Research Council Action in Washington DC over the weekend.  His critics have claimed that Huckabee may be losing his base support among values voters and Christian conservatives due to new faces, such as Governor Sarah Palin, but the straw poll conducted during the event demonstrates otherwise. 

Governor Huckabee won the straw poll for choice of 2012 Republican nominee with 29% of the vote and more than doubled the second place finisher, Mitt Romney.  He also got more votes that his two biggest competitors, Romney and Palin, combined.

Here is the breakdown of the voting:

Mike Huckabee 170 votes – 28.5%
Mitt Romney 74 votes – 12.4%
Tim Pawlenty 73 votes – 12.2%
Sarah Palin 72 votes – 12.1%
Mike Pence 71 votes – 11.9%
Newt Gingrich 40 votes – 6.7%
Bobby Jindal 28 votes – 4.7%
Rick Santorum 15 votes – 2.5%
Ron Paul 13 votes – 2.2%
Undecided 31 votes – 5.2%
Other 10 votes – 1.7%

This graph shows the breakdown of the percentages.

To watch Governor Huckabee’s speech at the VVS please go here.

Huckabee Closing the Gap on Obama!

From Public Policy Polling:

Obama still leading 2012 contests, but Huck getting closer

 

Raleigh, N.C. – Public Policy Polling’s fifth monthly survey looking at how Barack

Obama does when matched up against possible 2012 opponents reaches the same key

conclusions all of the other polls did: Obama leads all comers, and Mike Huckabee is the

strongest Republican at this point.

In this month’s iteration of the survey Huckabee polls the closest to Obama of any match

up so far, trailing the President just 47-44. A month ago the spread was 48-42.

Newt Gingrich comes the next closest, trailing 49-41, followed by Mitt Romney at 47-40

and Sarah Palin at 52-38.

In addition to coming the closest to Obama, Huckabee also has the best favorability

rating of the group. 45% of voters have a positive opinion of him to just 28%

unfavorable. The other Republican with a net positive rating, at 37/34, is Mitt Romney.

A plurality of voters have a negative opinion of both Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich. For

the former Alaska Governor it’s 49% unfavorable to 40% favorable, and for the one time

Speaker of the House it’s 42% unfavorable to 33% favorable.

“Mike Huckabee has received a lot less attention in the context of 2012 than Sarah Palin

and Mitt Romney,” said Dean Debnam. “But he’s quietly, at this very early stage,

emerging as the strongest GOP alternative to Barack Obama.”

Last month’s survey had found Obama leading Huckabee by 6, Palin and Gingrich by 8,

and Romney by 9.

PPP conducted a national survey of 909 voters from August 14th to 17th. The survey’s

margin of error is +/-3.3%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and

weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.

Complete results are attached and can be found at http://www.publicpolicypolling.com.

Huckabee’s Thoughts on ObamaCare Keep Him in the Spotlight

It is hard to believe but Fox News actually mentioned this past weekend the Washington Post-ABC News Poll for choice of Republican nominee in 2012 that Huckabee topped by five points.  Maybe when his success is so much in your face they have to address it since he is employed there and has the number one cable news show on the weekends.

In the latest Fox News Dynamics Poll Mike Huckabee is once again at the top in a statistical tie.  This is great news with so much time before the 2012 campaign kicks off which leaves him plenty of air time on both his TV show and his ABC Radio show The Huckabee Report to state his platform and gain more loyal supporters.

The opening comments he had on his Fox News show Huckabee about the Obama health care proposal and its plan to limit doctor’s pay struck a nerve with America.  I haven’t heard too many other 2012 Republican prospects speak out like this against ObamaCare but perhaps that is because RomneyCare in Massachusetts is the blueprint that the President is following.

I want my doctor to make good money. I want him or her to be the smartest kid in his class, not the average. I want my doctor to enjoy being a doctor, and don’t want the doctor coming into the operating room worrying about paying the rent, but thinking of how to keep me healthy enough so I can pay my own rent. If we keep talking about limiting doctor salaries, we might get people who really aren’t that good, but they were willing to do the job at a discount.

I don’t care if Oprah made $275 million last year or if Kobe Bryant brought down $45 million. But if a member of my family has a brain tumor, I don’t want Oprah or Kobe doing the operation. I want the best neurosurgeon I can find, and I won’t be looking for the low bidder or seeing if there is a coupon in the paper for 10% off the cost. I want someone who has worked real hard to know what he’s doing and does it well. And if he’s really, really good at it, he’ll still only make about a penny for each dollar that Oprah makes.

If one of the results of the government fixing health care is to encourage the smart people to do what Oprah does and the dumb people to become doctors, then thanks, but no thanks. I need a good doctor a lot more than I need Oprah. And I want my doctor to make a lot of money.

Read Huckabee’s complete remarks here.

Huck PAC House Parties and Huckabee Tops Another Poll

On August 22 Team Huck members from around the country will get together to make phone calls on behalf of Bob McDonnell for Governor of Virginia which is a 2009 election.  Members are encouraged to host Huck PAC house parties with guests making the phone calls with a goal of 10,000 calls nationwide.  Bob McDonnell is a solid conservative and has what it takes to be a great leader and Team Huck is doing everything they can to ensure his victory.

In polling news, Governor Huckabee tops yet another 2012 poll for choice of Republican nominee.  In this poll he is leading by five points which is outside of the margin of error.  Don’t hold your breath that any one in the conservative news outlets will whisper a word of this.  Maybe some day they will learn that they do not pick the Republican standard bearer; we do.

Huckabee on Obama Health Care Plan

Also, in polling news Governor Huckabee is one of the top picks of 2012 contenders once again in a latest Rasmussen poll.  He also outperforms all of his competitors in favorables.

Huckabee and Pro-Life Come Out On Top in New Polls

Once again Mike Huckabee is the top choice among Republicans for the 2012 nominee spot in the latest Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll.  Not only does he come in first with Republicans, but he is pulling in the majority of support from Independents as well (a very critical category).  What will his critics who say that he only appeals to the south and evangelicals have to say about these results?  Probably not too much since they will be too busy eating crow.

Another promising poll comes from Gallup which demonstrates that this is the first time since 1995 America is more pro-life than pro-abort.  It looks like our country is moving to the right on this issue, so if the GOP wants to keep losing than they should put the social issues in the background and move to the center.  Good plan.