Huckabee rocks out in Ames

By Curtis Raye

Aug 11, 2007 6:38pm

ABC News’ Kevin Chupka reports: They may not be Skynyrd or CCR, but "Capitol Offense," the rock ‘n’ roll cover band of former Arkansas Governor and 2008 hopeful Mike Huckabee, does its best to be true to the sound of the southern rock greats.  The band consists of various Arkansas natives and was formed in the basement of the Governor’s mansion in Little Rock during Huckabee’s tenure there.

Today at the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, it was the main attraction at Huckabee’s tent.  Along with plenty of Hope, Arkansas watermelon and Iowa barbeque, "Capitol Offense" performed two sets during the day (yes, "Freebird" made the cut both times). 

The Huckabee faithful danced and sang along as Huckabee picked away at the bass guitar. He also served as MC and joked with the crowd about getting inside the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, to cast their vote for him.  The campaign gave away a signed bass guitar during the second set before Huckabee retreated to a cooler venue to await the results of today’s poll.

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