From Open Secrets:
If Mike Huckabee loses the race for the Republican nomination — again — at least his travel company will have made a little money in the process.
The super PAC backing Huckabee, Pursuing America’s Greatness, paid Blue Diamond Travel, LLC nearly $30,000 on May 8, 2015, just three days after the former Arkansas governor announced his second presidential campaign. Huckabee, according to his personal financial disclosure form filed on July 31, currently serves as president and managing member of that company.
Another officer of the travel agency is the super PAC’s treasurer, Bryan Jeffrey, according to Florida corporate records. Huckabee and Jeffrey together direct a collective of companies using the Blue Diamond name: Blue Diamond Media, Blue Diamond Communications, Blue Diamond Horizons and Blue Diamond Travel, all based in Florida.
State-level campaign finance reports show that Blue Diamond Travel acted as Huckabee’s personal travel agency from 2013 until at least August of last year, taking money from political committees as Huckabee stumped and spoke at their events.
The company often charged a pretty penny. In 2013, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign paid Blue Diamond Travel $11,365 for “air travel,” according to Virginia campaign finance records. That day, Huckabee was there to rally the troops. The Lake County (Ill.) Republican Federation paid $15,797 in April of that year and listed the beneficiary as “spring gala — speaker travel committee” —…