Huckabee's one and only Ohio campaign stop
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who is soldiering on in the GOP presidential race despite being miles behind John McCain, will make only one Ohio campaign stop before the March 4 primary - a Tuesday afternoon rally at a downtown Columbus hotel.
State Sen. Gary Cates, R-West Chester, one of Huckabee's most prominent backers, said that the candidate will spend most of his time between now and March 4 in Texas, which holds its primary the same day.
It's probably a wise strategic decision, given what the polls on the Republican side say. The latest poll of Ohio Republicans by Rasmussen Reports, released Friday, showed McCain with a 27 percent point lead over Huckabee in Ohio. A Survey USA poll released earlier this week in Texas showed that, in the Lone Star State, McCain's lead over Huckabee is 13 percentage points.
Tuesday's rally begins at 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus.