[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/03/02/art.huckmac0302.gi.jpg caption="A Texas newspaper has picked Mike Huckabee over John McCain."]
(CNN) - Two days before the Texas primary, the Dallas Morning News published Sunday an editorial emphasizing its endorsement for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, despite acknowledging that he has no chance of capturing the Republican presidential nomination.
Though Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the presumed nominee and "it is mathematically impossible" for Huckabee to pull ahead in delegates, Huckabee "remains our choice for the GOP nomination," the newspaper's editorial board wrote.
This is not the first time the paper has endorsed Huckabee. Last month, it called him a "a progressive conservative with a pastor's heart."
And in December, it called him "decent, principled and empathetic to the views and concerns of others - an antidote to the power-mad partisanship that has led U.S. politics to a dispiriting standstill."
The Dallas Morning News also endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Updated 1:34 p.m. to note original endorsement occurred in December 2007.