Wednesday, October 24, 2007 4:54 PM
Most of the attention in the GOP presidential race has been focused on front-runners Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, but Mike Huckabee has risen to the top of the second-tier candidates and now has what one political observer calls “the potential to surprise” in New Hampshire.
Huckabee’s success is making waves because he has spent little on advertising, has limited campaign resources, and was a relatively unknown name before entering the presidential race.
Now, Sen. Sam Brownback’s recent withdrawal from the Republican race has given Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, “a clearer path to court religious voters,” columnist Scot Lehigh notes in the Boston Globe. But Huckabee seems to appeal beyond religious voters.
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