Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks to supporters at an airport rally in Texarkana, Ark., Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mike Huckabee won the first contest declared on Super Tuesday, picking up all 18 national delegates awarded at West Virginia's state GOP convention.
Huckabee bested Mitt Romney, who entered the Mountain State event with the largest bloc of pledged convention-goers.
Both men and Ron Paul made in-person appeals to the more than 1,100 convention delegates attending Tuesday's convention.