NY Times reports:
Earlier Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia, which was the first to release its votes, favored Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor. At a hard-fought Republican state nominating convention, Mr. Huckabee won 18 of the 30 national delegate slots that were up for grabs, with the remaining 12 to be decided in May.
“Other candidates have had bigger budgets,” Mr. Huckabee said in a victory speech at the Charleston Civic Center on Tuesday afternoon. “But you know what? I’m almost tied in delegates with those who have spent 10, 15, 20 times what I have. And it kind of tells me something — that it’s time for the people to elect a president, and not just the national media and the pundits.”