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Politician chokes; Huckabee rescues

June 08, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee put the squeeze on a politician at the North Carolina Republican Party convention.

The former Arkansas governor performed the Heimlich maneuver on Robert Pittenger, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, at a lunch in Greensboro. Pittenger said he was laughing when he began to choke on some food.

"I stood up and the governor came over and did the Heimlich and got the relief," he said.

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