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Santorum sweeps Alabama, Mississippi primaries

March 13, 2012

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WASHINGTON — A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination as he sought to push Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.

Mitt Romney was running third in both states.

“We did it again,” Santorum told cheering supporters in Lafayette, La. He said it was time for conservatives to unite in an effort to defeat Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is the faraway leader in the competition for Republican National Convention delegates.

Romney bristled in the hours before the votes were counted, saying Santorum was “at the desperate end of his campaign.”

But it was Gingrich with the most to lose as he struggled for political survival in a part of the country he hoped would fuel one more comeback in the unpredictable race to pick an opponent to President Barack Obama.

He congratulated Santorum on his victories, and poked at Romney. “If you’re the front-runner and you keep coming in third, you’re not much of a front-runner,” he said in Birmingham, Ala.

Comments

Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 1 month ago

Watch out for a big party with a huge cake. Soon, Palin will jump our of it.

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cato_the_elder 2 years, 1 month ago

Confirmed delegate count: Romney 495, Santorum 234, Gingrich 142, Paul 64. That's all that counts. No one who is currently "anti-Romney" will ever vote for Obama.

Romney's nomination is inevitable. Despite the intra-family mud-slinging among Republican candidates, Obama's poll numbers continue to drop while Romney has closed the gap with Obama and is in a statistical dead heat with him nationally.

Romney-Rubio in 2012. Go for it.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 1 month ago

"Santorum sweeps Alabama, Mississippi primaries"

If the Urban Dictionary is correct in its definition of "Santorium", there must have been a lot of people running really fast to get out of there quick.

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 1 month ago

Interesting. This may take awhile for the R's to settle their conflict between passion and money. Which will win?

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