Huckabee Hosts Online Fundraiser for Pro-Life Candidates

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 24, 2011   |   1:27PM   |   Washington, DC

Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee today is hosting an online fundraiser for pro-life candidates for other elected offices — a move that will keep him in good stead with politicians should he run for the GOP nod.

The former Arkansas governor’s political organization HuckPAC is hosting what it called “an online fundraiser in support of pro-life candidates,” according to an email received.

“Events like this are why I formed Huck PAC, my national political action committee. I want to unite grassroots, pro-life conservatives across America and focus our power and energy to elect like-minded leaders to office at all levels government,” Huckabee said. “Today’s goal is 1,000 donors for this event.”

“We need to elect more pro-life candidates to the next Congress so we can overturn Roe v. Wade and end the scourge of abortion,” Huckabee went on to say.

He said more than 800 people had already donated towards the goal of 1,000 donors and he retweeted information on Twitter following the donation request from more individuals who made donations to support the pro-life fundraising campaign. Like other potential Republican presidential candidates, Huckabee has doled out money to the campaigns of people running for office around the country and in key early states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Though Huckabee did not say which pro-life candidates would be supported by his organization, the fundraiser contained a coded donation link making it appear all of the money would go towards a pre-selected pool of candidates who oppose abortion.

Huckabee has not formed an exploratory committee or indicated whether he will likely declare for the presidential race on the GOP side, but he has frequently visited Iowa and is in the state today as part of a gathering of pastors known as the Iowa Renewal Project.