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Huckabee candidate tops Palin's pick

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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.

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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