Huck PAC Releases End of Year Fundraising Report
January 30, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Huck PAC, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s leadership committee, today released its Federal Election Commission (FEC) report for the last half of 2009. In total, over 16,000 donors contributed to Huck PAC in 2009, raising more than $800,000 for the year.
Huck PAC, whichis committed to helping Republicans regain control of the U.S. House, U.S. Senate and a majority of governorships, as well as supporting conservative principles around the country, raised $303,000 in the first six months of 2009, and $520,000 in the last half of the year, surpassing its 2009 budget.
“We are extremely pleased with the widespread support Huck PAC has received,” said Huckabee. “Small dollar donors and conservative activists nationwide have embraced our message of fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, life, traditional marriage and a strong national defense.”
Huckabee pointed to the nearly 6,500 donations made in the last quarter of 2009 alone as evidence that their message is resonating.
“We have also worked hard to give a voice to the families struggling in the current economy who do not have the ability to make a financial contribution,” said Huckabee.
During 2009, Team Huck (Huck PAC’s volunteer organization):
- Made over 60,000 voter contact calls on behalf of newly-elected Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell, as well as David Harmer, candidate for the 10th Congressional District in Calif., Jim Tedisco, candidate for the 20th Congressional District in New York, and Doug Hoffman, candidate for the 23rd Congressional District in New York.
- Held over 400 events nationwide.
- Launched a 50-state volunteer headquarters online utilizing Twitter, Facebook and Ning.
- Formed over 400 local groups of volunteers.
- Added 9,176 volunteers.
- Launched a nationwide petition campaign “Balance, Cut, Save,” garnered 150,000 signatures in support of fiscal responsibility in Washington.
- Launched “Just Say No” Ben Nelson petition campaign, which collected 60,000 signatures in 72 hours online. This led to Huckabee attending an Omaha, Neb. rally to try and dissuade Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) from voting in favor of the health care bill.
The full list of 2009 Huck PAC-endorsed candidates includes:
Bob McDonnell for Governor (Virginia)
Bill Bolling for Lt. Governor (Virginia)
Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General (Virginia)
Marco Rubio for Senate (Florida)
Mike Haridopolos for State Senate (Florida)
David Rivera for State Representative (Florida)
Duncan Hunter for Congress (California)
David Harmer for Congress (California)
John Hoeven for Senate (North Dakota)
Trent Franks for Congress (Arizona)
Dick Kelsey for Congress (Kansas)
Tim Huelskamp for Congress (Kansas)
Cary McKay for Judge (Texas)
Weston Martinez for San Antonio City Council (Texas)
John Parke for State Representative (Arkansas)
Rick Crawford for Congress (Arkansas)
Matthew Shepard for State Representative (Arkansas)
Sam Graves for Congress (Missouri)
Bob Vander Plaats for Governor (Iowa)
Chuck Grassley for Senate (Iowa)
Bill Northey for Agriculture Secretary (Iowa)
Mike Pence for Congress (Indiana)
John Kasich for Governor (Ohio)
Alan Nunnelee for Congress (Mississippi)
Les Phillip for Congress (Alabama)
John Linder for Congress (Georgia)
Andre Bauer for Governor (South Carolina)
Rex Rice for Congress (South Carolina)
Steve Moss for State House (South Carolina)
Jim Tedisco for Congress (New York)