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Huckabee supporters rally in Gainesville

POSTED: January 29, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Supporters of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered on the downtown Gainesville square to hand out campaign materials and wave signs at passing motorists.

Brad Farrow, chairman of the local Huckabee campaign, said the candidate has enjoyed growing support in Hall County. A recent poll showed Huckabee leading in advance of Georgia’s Feb. 5 presidential primary.

“I watched the first Republican debate and was extremely impressed with him (Huckabee) and believed this man could win,” said Farrow, who moved to Flowery Branch from Florida about four years ago.

About a dozen adults were joined by 10 students from a government class at Maranatha Christian Academy in Oakwood. While the students are not old enough to vote for Huckabee, they were enthusiastic in their support as they stood on corners of the square and cheered for the Republican candidate.

The Huckabee supporters tentatively plan to return to the square Saturday to continue their campaign efforts, but concede that their plans may be hampered by the predicted snow.



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