February 9th, 2008
10:54 PM ET
15 years ago

CNN projects Huckabee to win Louisiana Republican primary

(CNN) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will win the Louisiana Republican primary, according to CNN projections.

With 98 percent of the vote counted, Huckebee garnered 44 percent to Arizona Sen. John McCain's 42 percent. CNN bases its projections on actual results and exit polls in areas where Huckabee is expected to do well.

But Huckabee won't get any convention delegates out of his win, according to CNN projections. Twenty delegates were at stake in Saturday's primary, but none will be allocated if no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote.

With both Huckabee and GOP frontrunner McCain falling short of the 50 percent mark, the 20 delegates will be allocated at next Saturday's Louisiana state GOP convention.

Filed under: John McCain • Mike Huckabee
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Cd

    Well, Huckabee will continue to play it ALL out. I suppose with his major in miracles, he is justified, no matter the cost to the Republican party.

    I understand he's "whining" about Washington state. I thought according to him, "whining" is taboo!

    February 11, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. Donna B.

    The party is here to serve the people, not the people to serve the party! We each have a voice, we each have liberty and a choice. I will not "shut up" and go away, nor will those who are ready run the race that is not finished for the Presidential nominations. You don't have the right to cancel my vote before the race is finished and it is not! My vote counts, and it counts for Mike Huckabee. I do not serve the "Party," I am an individual with just as much of a right to my vote as a McCain voter, or a Clinton voter, or a Paul voter, or an Obama voter. Quit telling those of us who have not voted yet, that we are to serve the "party" and our vote does not count. I think the "leader" and those following are running scared and they want us to quit instead of staying in and completing that which we started.

    I would never teach my kids to be quitters. You always finish what you start even if it gets difficult – it is what you believe in. That same quality is why you have an America to live freely in today my friend. If it were not for the perseverance, hard work, and standing up for what you believe in of the pilgrims, thirteen original colonies, great leaders of courage and our armed forces, you would not even have your freedom or your vote. We are here to nominate a person NOT a party.

    February 11, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. Ze Pedreiro

    We are here to naminate a person not a party.

    February 11, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. John

    Huckabee's a fine one to talk after some of the tricks he and McCain pulled against Romney. Don't have to ask him how it feels. Is he really surprised – what goes around comes around.

    We will have to rally behind McCain no matter what our first choice. Romney said it when he stepped down. We must strengthen our party to beat the Democrats in November.

    God Bless you Romney... and thank you for showing love for our country and keeping our best interests at heart. You didn't 'lose' ... you proved your integrity and honor.

    Mitt Romney for Vice President!! : ) We can hope, right?

    February 11, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |