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As Huckabee gains steam, establishment sees a threat

Upstart candidate breaking GOP mold

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee received a warm welcome at a campaign event Thursday in Des Moines. The former Arkansas governor has refrained from directly criticizing rivals, pleasing Iowa voters who dislike negative campaigning. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee received a warm welcome at a campaign event Thursday in Des Moines. The former Arkansas governor has refrained from directly criticizing rivals, pleasing Iowa voters who dislike negative campaigning. (keith bedford/reuters)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / December 29, 2007

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WEST DES MOINES - The Republican establishment is galvanizing against upstart GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, worried that the former Arkansas governor is unreliably conservative and unprepared for the challenges of a general election campaign or the Oval office. (Full article: 1232 words)

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