Huckabee says he's no quitter

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The race for Republican Presidential nomination is not over yet. Despite trailing a long way behind John McCain, Mike Huckabee is refusing to quit:

“I know there is some speculation that I might come here today to annouce that I would be getting out of the race, but I want to make sure that you understand,” he said. “Am I quitting? Well, let’s get that settled right now. No, I’m not.”

The outright favourite, McCain, is enjoying his role as front-runner. He turned his attention to Iraq, and addressing military veterans, he stressed the importance of American strength:

“The transcendent challenge of the 21st century is that of radical Islamic extremism,” he said. “We’ll talk more about it, but I would remind you the central battleground, according to General Petreus, is Iraq.”

Hillary Clinton faces stiff opposition for the Democrat ticket. She has spent most of her campaign funds, and has had to dip into her own pocket to keep going.

Money is still coming in, but her challenger Barack Obama is raising more.

His team announced internet contributions of more than five million euros this week alone, that is on top of 25 million in January.

There are more caucuses and primaries this weekend, with Obama favoured to do well.

While the Republican race looks all-but settled, the Democrats’ is going down to the wire.