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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

 8:10 PM 

Huckabee supporters upbeat despite news

PEWAUKEE -- Mike Huckabee's supporters didn't show much reaction to the national networks' early call that John McCain had gone for Wisconsin.

But many had a good excuse; they were busy doing media interviews.

A small crowd of just more than a dozen gathered here to watch returns. After the news broke, some supporters cracked jokes about the call.

Chris Lambrecht of Waukesha was upbeat despite the low numbers. He attributed his positive attitude to Huckabee.

The 19 year-old Lambrecht is proud that "Huckabee didn't run a negative campaign."

Joel Kluender, 37, of Hartland has seen the exit polls, but said, "Exit polls can be wrong."

Kluender continued, "We don't know what will happen with the candidates. McCain could still say something stupid."

He voted for Huckabee because of this strong pro-life stance and the Fair Tax bill.

-- By Samantha Hernandez

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