Huckabee assails media coverage of GOP

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has harshly criticized media coverage of Republican presidential politics.

Huckabee said Wednesday night that the heavy scrutiny of the party, especially vice presidential selection Sarah Palin, had the effect of unifying the GOP. He said news media coverage has been "tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert."

Republicans have been chafing over a wide array of questions that reporters have raised this week over the process by which Palin was vetted, her family and her record as a mayor and governor in Alaska.

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