Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum won 3 non-binding contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado yesterday putting back in contention after poor results in Florida and Nevada and puts the front runner Mitt Romney under pressure.
While all the contests were non-binding they are an indication on how the delegates may be divided among the candidates at later state conventions.
In Colorado Santorum won with 40% of vote to Romney’s 35%. Newt Gingrich was a distant third 13% with Ron Paul close behind on 12%.
In Minnesota Santorum had a convincing win with 45% of the vote to Ron Paul’s 27%. Romney came third with 17% and was followed by Gingrich on 11%.
In Missouri, which holds its caucus on March 17th, Santorum won 55% of the open primary vote. Romney came second with 25%, with Paul on 12%.
While these are non-binding they will certainly invigorate Santorum’s campaign which needed a boost following the early win in the Iowa Caucus.
So much for a quiet month then …
- Santorum’s hat trick jolts GOP presidential race (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Santorum’s hat trick in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri jolts GOP … – Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
- Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri Final Results: Santorum, Paul Revive Bid, Romney Hit and Gingrich Sinks (ibtimes.com)