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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mike Huckabee wins West Virginia

Surprised? Believe it or not, there are already results for the pundits to pontificate about on this epic Super Tuesday 2008:
Republican Mike Huckabee scored the first Super Tuesday victory, winning all 18 delegates at stake in West Virginia.

Mike Huckabee came from behind to win in the second round of voting at the West Virginia GOP convention.

The former Arkansas governor won with the support of 52 percent of the state's GOP convention delegates on the second round of balloting. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 47 percent of the vote, and Sen. John McCain was backed by 1 percent of the delegates.

Romney was ahead in the first round of voting in Charleston but failed to get the majority needed to win.

It appeared as though supporters of Arizona Sen. John McCain, who placed a distant third on the first ballot, moved over to Huckabee, helping him to carry the day.
West Virginia reported early because its nominating event is a convention rather than a caucus or a primary.

(The Democratic Party in West Virginia is not holding a nominating event today, so the state isn't yielding any developments in the Obama/Clinton contest).


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