Obama, Huckabee come out on top in Iowa

Thursday, January 3, 2008 | 11:15 p.m. CST; updated 11:20 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

DES MOINES, Iowa ­— Sen. Barack Obama swept to victory in the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, pushing Hillary Clinton to third place and taking a major stride in a historic bid to become the nation’s first black president. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to win the opening round among Republicans in the 2008 campaign for the White House.