Mike Huckabee, running third in the Michigan primary, didn't wait long tonight after the networks to project Mitt Romney the winner before turning his attention to the next big contest.
"We're going to win South Carolina," he said at a rally in Charleston, S.C., where he traveled while Michigan Republicans were still voting.
He congratulated Romney, but said he did well in Michigan based on how much he was outspent. He also noted that he won Iowa and John McCain won New Hampshire. Huckabee said the first-in-the-South primary in South Carolina on Saturday would help sort out the field.
He also said that he was talking about the economy, the big issue in Michigan, before his rivals.