Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee rekindled the the debate over government coverage of contraceptives with provocative comments to the Republican National Committee. Huckabee’s response? Turn the media firestorm into a fundraising opportunity. He wants conservatives to show their support by donating to his political action committee.
Huckabee is a former Baptist pastor who ran an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. His strongest support within the GOP comes from evangelicals and other social conservatives.
Huckabee made headlines after he told the Republican National Committee that Democrats were telling women “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government.”
Huckabee isn’t letting this media attention go to waste.
Last night, he went to Facebook and defended his comments. He said to expect more comments like this as he and other conservatives fight liberal policies.
Then, he went for supporters’ wallets and purses.
“If you agree with me and want me to keep calling it like I see it, then I need you to do something urgent,” Huckabee wrote. “Please give an immediate donation to my political action committee Huck PAC in any amount you can afford.”
He warned supporters that “Democrats and their accomplices in the media” will be looking to his fundraising effort as a sign for how popular he is: if supporters don’t give, then they will have proof that Huckabee’s views are outdated.
“Help me show them they are dead wrong by making an immediate donation here. This is urgent. So please donate online immediately or: https://www.huckpac.com/donate.” Huckabee wrote. “I am counting on you tonight because we know the Democrats like to distort the facts –expecting Republicans to duck and run but guess what I won’t! To fight back I need your help immediately. Your donation today will help me fight them on every front in 2014!”