...Asked how he'd run differently in 2012, the former Arkansas governor told Tumulty: "Money — lots of it. One thing I'm certainly going to gauge over the next few months is, would there be substantial financial support. ... I don't plan to jump in a pool that has no water."Read More
Yet even though he knows he'd need more cash this time around he's done seemingly nothing to cultivate the GOP donor class. When Ben and I wrote a piece a few months back on Huck's role in 2012 we asked an adviser if the former candidate had been calling contributors. The response: "they're calling him!" Which is to say — no.
And in discussing his decision about whether to run, Huck, who now has a show on Fox News, has been telling people that he doesn't miss having to shake a "tin cup" and is glad to have Fox honcho Roger Ailes in charge of selling the commercials that pay his salary....