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During the sleeper time period between Christmas and New Year’s a new CNN/Opinion Research poll was released showing Mike Huckabee as the clear front-runner when it comes to percentage of Republicans who would support his candidacy if he chooses to run for President in 2012. Add this to various other polls and it is no coincidence that Huckabee is a strong contender to win the Republican nomination and the most formidable opponent to face-off against President Obama in November of 2012.
What a perfect time for supporters to encourage Governor Huckabee to run for President as he has stated time and time again he has not made a decision yet and that decision will come later in 2011. The encouragement of a grassroots movement to Draft Huckabee 2012 could be what sends him the message and seal the deal to throw his hat in the ring once again after almost three years of defining himself and his political stances on television and radio. (Good luck to his critics who try to twist his stances and distort his record like they did in 2008, because it won’t be that easy in 2012 after Huckabee has been in millions of people’s living rooms and cars since the last election.)
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.
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.”
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.
Governor Huckabee’s recent visit to Iowa to promote his new book A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit demonstrated that Iowans still like Mike. He was met with great crowds at all of his three stops (which is similar to the enthusiastic response he is getting in other states as well) and at his last event of the evening he shared why he’s in the state and why he will be back in Iowa again.
A lot has changed since Huckabee first stepped foot in Iowa. He began as a blip in the polls and now he is considered the front runner for the Republican nomination in 2012. He has recently had a clean sweep in the polls; Rasmussen, CNN, PPP, and most recently Gallup have all proved him to be the number one choice for 2012.
The question that remains is will he leave his number one weekend cable show on Fox which dominates the ratings across the board and his in demand radio show that is up to 450 affiliates to pursue the nomination? We sure hope so.
Tomorrow night Mike and Janet Huckabee will be in Dallas, Texas, for a Vertical Politics Institute kick-off event. The VPI is dedicated to finding solutions to the many challenges America faces today: Tax Reform, Energy Independence, Controlling Spending, Health Care Reform, Arts and Education, Sanctity of Life, Traditional Marriage, Environment and National Security. Chuck and Gena Norris will also be there along with other friends from Huckabee’s past campaign.
Along with being on the national radar with his CPAC speech, Huckabee also made headlines as being in a statistical tie with Sarah Palin in the lasted CNN poll for possible GOP 2012 nominees. This is the second time that Huckabee has topped a national poll for the 2012 top of the ticket spot.
Also over the weekend there was a great interview with the Governor. The only mistake the author makes is that Huckabee finished second in the 2008 presidential primaries and not third.
Lastly, the nation wide Huck PAC House Parties were a great success last week. The volunteers got to meet each other and plan the conservative movement for the future while viewing Huckabee’s vision for Team Huck.