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Southern sweep: Rick Santorum takes Mississippi and Alabama
Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/13/2012 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/13/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 03/13/2012 8:33:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Rick Santorum has won the Mississippi GOP presidential primary, according to an Associated Press projection, following his earlier triumph in neighboring Alabama on Tuesday. The dual victories are a major boost to the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign at a time when the primary calendar favors him. He's spending tonight in Louisiana, another deeply conservative state which holds a March 24 primary.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: alabama; endangerednewt; getoutnewt; mississippi; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote; santorum
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1 posted on 03/13/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

think the opposition is messing in our primaries ...


2 posted on 03/13/2012 8:12:30 PM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok, time for little Rickynto get out and let the real men take over. Beat everyone ha, ha.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 8:12:47 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: nightmarewhileawake; All

We still have Hawaii to be counted today (or tonight as the case may be ).

I suspect Romney takes the Aloha state.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 8:15:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: itsahoot

So, what does tonight’s result mean for Newt’s “Southern Strategy”?


5 posted on 03/13/2012 8:16:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

“So, what does tonight’s result mean for Newt’s “Southern Strategy”?”

Romney had a really bad night. It’s a 2 man race between Newt and Santorum!


6 posted on 03/13/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Bizhvywt

One state still needs to be counted — HAWAII. I bet Romney takes the Aloha state.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 8:21:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

No. Now why would you say that? /s


8 posted on 03/13/2012 8:22:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: All; SeekAndFind
Newt says this, "Thank you Mississippi and Alabama. The fight continues! On to Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana."

With Newt coming 2nd, as it still appears, he'll get plenty of delegates even without the bragging rights of winning.

(Now, the Santorum trolls will flock in, clogging keywords, demanding Newt get out... must wonder why considering Santorum can win anyway).

The sad thing is the establishment has completely sewn up the nomination. Rick & Mitt are flip sides of the same coin.

It's nothing short of amazing an unvetted (and repudiated) senator would be the favorite of so many Freepers just four years after screaming about not sufficiently vetting the candidates.

They've been bamboozled.

9 posted on 03/13/2012 8:34:47 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey man. Wheres the obligatory “Little Ricky needs to get out so Newt can win” post? It just doesn’t seem the same on a Santorum thread without it. I guess that is what an updated “southern strategy” will do. LOL.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 8:35:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bizhvywt

Romney had a really bad night. It’s a 2 man race between Newt and Santorum!
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Hmmmmm......... Haven’t heard anyone say that. Very interesting.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 8:35:45 PM PDT by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Newt is my man, but, it’s time for him to go.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 8:36:50 PM PDT by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The bigger picture in all of this is remember those that back Romney (and continue to back or make excuses). These are the inside the beltway Republicans that need to be ignored in the future.

It is okay to pull for a candidate, but when those insiders continue to pull against Conservatives, it is time to pay attention.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 8:44:43 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: SeekAndFind

denial is not a river in Egypt


14 posted on 03/13/2012 8:46:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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LOL. Still peddling your nonsense in the face of actual facts. Newts money and support is going to evaporate over night since his Southern Strategy FAILED. Let's look ahead at some of those states he mentions.

On to Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana.

MO- Last PPP poll has Newt and Rick statistically even. Do you think that will stay the same after tonight's loss?

IL- ChiTrib poll has Milt 35%, Rick 31% and Newt at 12%. Good luck there.

LA- Last poll has Rick 25%, Milt 21% and Newt 20%. Newt really strong there, eh?

Let's add that to this map that shows Newt totally dead anywhere but GA and SC.

Newt Purple, Rick Green, Milt Orange and Paul Yellow.

LOL. Yeah. Everything is coming up Newt, isn't it. He is really running a strong national campaign here.

15 posted on 03/13/2012 8:46:53 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bizhvywt

Mittens is 3rd place... he should drop out now.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 8:48:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt is saddened that y’all ain’t votin’ for him after he’s learning to say y’all.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 8:50:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: SeekAndFind; writer33

Maybe Newt can triumph in American Somoa!

Might be enough to get him to the convention!


18 posted on 03/13/2012 8:51:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Hmmm, Laz. The Santo hit squad is strangely silent tonight..maybe drowning their sorrows with Ann and Karl at some bar.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 8:53:01 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Lazlo in PA

county by county, interesting!


20 posted on 03/13/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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