Huckabee vows to stay in race through primaries
NEWBERRY, S.C. (WOLO) — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee stopped by Newberry Tuesday evening, touting small town America. “I grew up in a small town,” he says. “I grew up in a hardworking, blue collar family, that never had a whole lot. I understand that when you lose a paycheck, you’ve lost more than the trip to Europe; you’ve lost the ability to eat that week.” When asked whether he would stay in the Republican race through the First in the South Primary in February, he asked, why wouldn’t he? Governor Scott Walker dropped out of the race yesterday, calling for low-polling candidates to do the same and instead back a candidate who has a chance of beating Donald Trump. Voters who showed up to the town hall meeting hosted by the S.C. Republican Party at the Newberry Opera Hall tonight appeared excited by Huckabee’s commitment. Huckabee believes that part of pulling middle class America back to its feet, is getting manufacturing back stateside, by encouraging production with a fair tax. “It’s the only proposal that actually will create jobs, manufacturing jobs, to come back. This is the heart, the soul and the building block of the middle class in the country.” Despite low national polling numbers, Huckabee been a stronghold here in South Carolina in the past. In the 2008 South Carolina primary, John McCain edged him out by just one percent.