Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, has started a new political action committee to support conservative congressional candidates.

Huckabee, in a release announcing the launch of Huck PAC, said that the committee will help John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE in the general election and "assist conservative, pro-life and pro-family candidates to Senate and House seats."

The first batch of candidates the PAC will support includes: Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.),