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Republican Huckabee and Democrat Obama Wins Iowa Caucus

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Associated Press - January 3, 2008 9:23 PM ET

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is one step closer to winning the Republican presidential nomination. He has won the Iowa caucuses.

Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton were in a very tight race for the top spot in the Democratic contest but Obama is who came out on top.

Huckabee, he Baptist preacher turned politician, was bolstered by the support of evangelical Christians. He defeated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney despite being outspent by tens of millions of dollars. Huckabee also went against his advisers in the campaign's final days by scrapping negative TV commercials against Romney.

Barack Obama, the Illinois senator has taken the first step toward becoming the Democratic nominee in the race for the White House in his bid to become the nation's first black president.  A call for change was made by Obama at the Iowa caucus.

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