The Washington Times - April 16, 2008, 07:51AM

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has formed a new Political Action Committee called “Huck PAC,” aimed at helping federal and state GOP candidates. Huckabee.jpg 

Huckabee is seeking to capitalize off his newly acquired star power he garnered as he jammed on his guitar and roped faux cattle during his failed presidential campaign.

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“We launch the new Web site today as we formally push the lift-off button for HUCK-PAC, which will enable us to help Senator McCain become our next President, and to assist conservative, pro-life and pro-family candidates to Senate and House seats,” Huckabee said in a statement sent out last night. “The Web site will not only preserve our online community, but enlarge it and encourage it to be a force for freedom, faith, and family.”

Huckabee’s site features a blog, where yesterday he was singing the praises of a flat tax rate, a central plank in his campaign platform.

The site also requests donors to pitch in for his hand-picked candidates, thus far a group that includes Bob Clegg, a New Hampshire House candidate, Rep. John Linder, Georgia Republican, and Arkansas state senator Gilbert Baker.