2/5/08 –  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike
Huckabee took the first Super Tuesday win earlier today, collecting
all 18 West Virginia delegates in the Republican caucuses


His win came in a second round of voting, after
the first ballots cast produced no clear winner. When caucus-goers
recast their votes, McCain supporters shifted support to Huckabee,
launching him to 51.5 percent of the 1,100 votes cast. Former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won 47.4 percent.

This comes after recent suggestions from Romney
that the former Arkansas governer and Baptist preacher is remaining in
the race in hopes of splitting the conservative vote. Huckabee has
rejected this idea, saying, “I am running for president.”