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Huckabee Used Clusterfox Show to Collect Email Address for His PAC, Recruit Volunteers for GOP-Backed Candidates

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

By Media Matters

On two Fox News shows in October, Fox News host Mike Huckabee directed viewers to "go to," urging them to sign a petition telling Congress to "balance the budget," "cut their spending," and "save American families"; however, redirects visitors to Huckabee's political action committee, which financially supports Republican candidates and also pays Huckabee's daughter's salary. Subsequently, Huck PAC apparently emailed petition signers -- who were required to provide an email address in order to sign the "balancecutsave" petition -- a "newsletter" urging political action on behalf of Republican-backed candidates Bob McDonnell, David Harmer, and Doug Hoffman.

UPDATE: petition signers asked to make calls for GOP-backed candidates

Huck PAC now sending petition signers emails asking them to phone bank for Republicans. A Media Matters for America employee who signed Huckabee's petition at received an email on November 1 from Huck PAC asking people to participate in a phone bank for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell and congressional candidates David Harmer and Doug Hoffman. The email says that "[w]e need to help get each of these fine men elected" and asks recipients to "take a moment now to make phone calls to voters":




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