LITTLE ROCK, AR - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee predicted today that he would win the Iowa caucus and joked that other candidates might be considering suicide because their level of support doesn't match their fundraising.
The former Arkansas governor noted that other GOP presidential hopefuls have raised and spent more than he has but have less to show on a per-dollar basis. Speaking on MSNBC, Huckabee said, "If I were some of these guys, I'd have to be sitting in a warm tub of water with razor blades."
A poll released Sunday by the Des Moines Register showed Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani fighting for third place in Iowa, behind Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson. Romney and Giuliani lead GOP candidates in fundraising.
Asked in an MSNBC interview whether he would win the Iowa caucuses on January 14, Huckabee said, "I think we will."
The ex-governor also said during the interview that, while in Arkansas, he worked with a Legislature where Democrats held 90 percent of the seats. When Huckabee took office in 1996, Democrats held 87 percent of the seats; the figure dropped below 75 percent in 2000.