Omaha Public Radio News
Fri February 8, 2008
Romney departure leaves one less choice for Nebraska Republicans
By Katie Knapp
Omaha, NE – Mitt Romney's decision to leave the Republican Presidential race leaves Senator John McCain as the clear frontrunner for the nomination. But Pete Ricketts, National Committeeman for the Nebraska Republican Party, says McCain isn't the only viable candidate. Ricketts says former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee could do well in Nebraska because of his conservative, values driven message. Ricketts believes Nebraska Republicans will still have a say in the nomination process come May 13th. The Nebraska Republican Party isn't endorsing a candidate and Ricketts says the GOP will support whoever gets the nomination.
As of Friday, February 8, Senator McCain has 707 of the 1191 needed delegates to win the nomination. Mike Huckabee has 195 delegates, 23 are uncommitted, and Ron Paul has 14 delegates. What will happen to Mitt Romney's 294 delegates isn't yet known.