“Three Florida polls in the past week put Huckabee in first or second place…”
From the Miami Herald:
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's breakneck rise in the national polls has reached Florida, prodding a fledgling band of supporters to throw together a ground game in the nation's fourth-largest state.
Three Florida polls in the past week put Huckabee in first or second place, jockeying with longtime front-runner Rudy Giuliani. That's a stunning turn of events for a candidate who ranked near the bottom just last month and has invested little time and no money in the state.
A strong showing by Huckabee in the Jan. 29 primary could upend Giuliani, who's counting on a rout in Florida to carry him through other large states voting a week later.