Can Huckabee Bowl Over Wisc.?

Candidate won't knuckle under, campaigns harder than McCain
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 3:00 PM CST
Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, plays bass with the band 'Lucas War Hero.' at a campaign stop at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., Friday, Jan. 18,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Despite a chorus of calls for him to give up his campaign, Mike Huckabee is hitting the trail even harder than John McCain in Wisconsin, where he faces an uphill battle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. And although McCain leads in the delegate count, Huckabee is getting a warm welcome from conservatives: "We feel this nation needs to get back to moral integrity," says one supporter.

"I think it's going to backfire," he said of calls for him to drop out before the convention. By tomorrow, he will have spent part or all of 5 days campaigning across the state in the run-up to the primary. He took a quick weekend break to give a paid speech on leadership in the Cayman Islands.