Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has put his vast grassroots network into action for conservative candidates in battleground states, reports Politico.
Huck PAC, the 6,000-member group that "is committed to helping Republicans regain control of the House and Senate," has been at work on campaigns in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida, making more than 20,000 phone calls on behalf of Republican Jim Tedisco in the the New York House special election in March and for Bob McDonnell, Virginia's Republican nominee for governor.
"He's got a following that has been pretty loyal, and we've benefited from that," Marco Rubio, Florida's former Republican state House Speaker. "He's a draw. If you bring him down to speak or help fundraise, he brings in a lot of people."
As for his own political ambition, The Washington Postreports today that Huckabee says he isn't interested in running for president.
"Right now it's not on my radar screen. I know everyone assumes that it is. It's on a lot of other people's because you know I named in polls and it's always nice to be included but the truth is I'm having a great time doing what I'm doing and I think it's going to be a much tougher deal to knock Obama out than people think. It's not easy to unseat an incumbent president."
Politico reports that Huckabee has only two fundraisers scheduled this year for his PAC -- which still trails any potential 2012 rivals in funds. He is instead spending the entire month of November promoting his new book "A Simple Christmas."