The Washington Times - August 15, 2012, 06:39AM

Mike Huckabee won a proxy battle with Sarah Palin in Florida on Tuesday

Mrs. Palin backed Florida Rep. Sandy Adams, who lost to fellow Republican Rep. John Mica after both were drawn into the same district after the 2010 Census.


Mrs. Adams rode into Congress on the tea-party fueled Republican wave of 2010.

Mr. Huckabee had endorsed Mr. Mica, chairman of the House transportation committee, who pulled in 61 percent of the vote to swamp his freshman rival in the 5th Congressional District race.