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Friday, August 11, 2006

Huckabee 'rocked'

Posted By on Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 8:15 AM

Gov. Mike Huckabee's weekend campaign swing through New Hampshire began last night when his band, Capitol Offense, headlined a fundraiser for a Republican executive council candidate.

Rumored Presidential hopeful and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee rocked Granite State Republicans last night when his band, Capitol Offense, performed at a fund-raising pig roast for executive council candidate Ray Wieczorek.

On his fourth visit to the state in the past year, Huckabee stepped out of the political spotlight, spending most of the evening concentrating on his bass guitar while Wieczorek, gubernatorial candidate Jim Coburn, and other area Republicans mingled with hundreds of attendees.

"(Entertainment) is what they're billing us as - we just hope we're entertaining enough to deserve it," joked Huckabee before the band began their performance of classic rock songs.

Huckabee addressed the crowd only briefly, thanking the event organizers and praising Wieczorek, who is now running for his third full term on the executive council. ...

While Huckabee acknowledged that he is considering a run for the Presidency, he said that he will delay a final decision until he has finished his second - and final - full term as governor.

"I just want to keep the two jobs separate," he explained. "I am not being coy - clearly, coming to New Hampshire four times is a sign that I am kicking the tires."

Huckabee's trip to New Hampshire will continue through the weekend and include stops in Bedford, Concord, Manchester, Derry, Keene, and Hollis.

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