Huckabee Rising

The Republican's Iowa operation is a family affair. But does his surge come with enough time to win?

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Republican Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Sarah Huckabee is desperately looking for a volunteer. Her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, may suddenly be a front runner in Iowa and in South Carolina and even becoming competitive nationally, but his rising profile has its complications. In Iowa this frosty Des Moines morning, she is dealing with a shortage of drivers for his motorcade because they now need two media vans. "Our caravan is growing, but our driver's list isn't keeping pace, and the bus doesn't get here until the 18th," Sarah Huckabee muses out loud, high-heeled brown boots kicked off while she mulls the problem.

At 25, Sarah...

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