For the critical week of recruiting before the Ames straw poll, The Club for Growth is attacking Mike Huckabee.  They have details here.

I think that this is going to hurt a lot. People who are still undecided and just show up are going to see this. And, like all Club for Growth ads, it is outrageous enough to get some free replays of its own. The Bill Clinton comparison should do that.

It is also interesting that this tries to be a grassroots lobbying style 501(c)(4) intervention. Can you do that? After all Huckabee can’t vote for the House bill, H.R.1077, discussed. This looks like straight political advertising.



The Right’s Field » Huckabee Clubbed Again · August 3, 2007 at 3:17 PM

[…] Soren Dayton notes that, in advance of the Ames Straw Poll, the Club for Growth is going after Huckabee again. Seems they really don’t like him. Huckabee is still hurting from his earlier beating at the Club’s hands; his subsequent efforts (somewhat spotty, admittedly) to make nice with the fiscal conservatives apparently haven’t paid off. […] » Huckabee’s secret sauce? The FairTax · August 12, 2007 at 8:22 PM

[…] What great irony. The farthest left candidate on taxes "wins" the straw poll because of his taxes coalition group. You have to admire it. […]

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