Former Arkansas Governor Wins with 63% of Vote
Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was the clear winner of last night's Values Voter Presidential Debate, winning with a sweeping 63% of the vote.
"We won huge," said Huckabee after the votes were in. "I'm pleased, and proud, and honored to have this historic endorsement from America 's leading social conservatives who believe, as I do, in the core values which define American culture and life. This overwhelming vote affirms that conservatives are coalescing around one candidate and that candidate is me. Together, we will prevail.
" Huckabee came in a strong first place with 219 votes, garnering more votes than all of the other candidates' votes combined. Ron Paul was a distant second-place, with 44 votes; Sam Brownback and Fred Thompson came in fourth and fifth, with 18 and 15 respectively.
The poll included 340 delegates who were hand-selected by 40 of America 's social activists and opinion-makers.
The debate, held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida , was organized by Phyllis Schlafly, Paul Weyrich, Don Wildmon, Matt Staver, Rick Scarborough, and Janet Folger.