div-Huckabees-stronghold-in-Virginia-was-in-the-counties-surrounding-Roanoke.-In-Bedford-Bland-Botentot-Campbell-and-Craig-counties-he-won-2-1-over-McCain.-Huckabee-also-did-well-in-central-Virginia-in-what-was-for-a-time-a-close-contest.-Huckabee-won-almost-half-the-vote-in-rural-and-exurban-Virginia-but-took-only-36-percent-of-the-city-vote.-In-Maryland-Huckabees-vote-was-steady-—-and-low-—-across-all-regions.-Where-Obama-appears-to-be-expanding-his-base-Huckabees-insurgent-campaign-may-have-peaked.-The-strength-of-Obamas-performance-in-rural-Virginia-was-not-based-on-large-numbers-of-African-American-voters-—-a-contrast-to-his-victories-in-states-like-South-Carolina.-In-South-Carolina-Obama-won-59-percent-of-the-rural-vote-where-39-percent-of-the-rural-population-is-African-American.-In-Virginia-Obama-won-52-percent-of-the-rural-vote-—-but-only-16-percent-of-the-states-rural-population-is-African-American

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