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  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Obama uses Gingrich to attack Ryan and Romney

    04/03/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    News OK ^ | April 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama found Republican candidates to be useful props during his speech at the Associated Press luncheon today, while the audience proved a reassuring and laugh-happy crowd. "That renowned liberal Newt Gingrich, called the first version of that [Paul Ryan] budget 'radical,'" Obama sarcastically told the assembled reporters. "This is coming from Newti Gingrich!" Obama was referring to Gingrich's description of the Ryan budget as "right-wing social engineering." Obama moved from the Gingrich dig to mocking Romney for using the word "marvelous". "One of my potential opponents, Mitt Romney," Obama observed, "said that he's very supportive of this new budget....
  • Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary (41-35%)

    04/03/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 04-03-12 | Quinnipiac University
    Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 10 percent, with 7 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With three weeks before the primary, 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided and 37 percent of those who name a candidate say they still could change their mind, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is the first look at likely voters and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered...
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/01/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 69 replies ^ | Sunday, 01 Apr 2012 06:49 PM | Staff
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • Tampa Tempest :Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos

    03/16/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert Costa
    MARCH 16, 2012 Tampa Tempest Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos. By Robert Costa As he waited for the returns on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich didn’t pay much attention to the soft flicker of Fox News. Instead, as he sat with his family and a few aides in a suite at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., he was quietly glued to his BlackBerry, thumbing his way through e-mails. He was mostly cheerful, according to those in the room. He reminisced about campaigns past with his daughters. He reviewed his schedule; he bantered with his wife, Callista; he settled on a purple...
  • Gingrich Forges Ahead As A Spoiler [Red State's Erick Erickson: "Time for Newt Gingrich To Exit"]

    03/16/2012 9:52:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 14, 2012 | Daniel Malloy and Katie Leslie
    Gingrich Forges Ahead As A Spoiler By Daniel Malloy and Katie Leslie The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CHICAGO -- Newt Gingrich has unabashedly taken on the role of spoiler in the Republican presidential nomination contest, as a pair of losses in Tuesday’s Deep South primaries cemented his position on the margins of the race. (snip) Appearing on a radio show Wednesday morning in Chicago, Gingrich talked about the results in Alabama and Mississippi -- where he came in second to former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania -- as if he and Santorum were a kind of conservative tag team. “Between the...
  • Mitt Romney Wins in American Samoa

    03/14/2012 6:21:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 11 replies ^ | March 14, 2012 | staff
    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Mitt Romney won the Republican caucus in American Samoa, picking up all nine delegates. About 70 Republicans in the U.S. territory located 2,300 miles south of Hawaii met in caucus Tuesday. The six delegates selected at the meeting and three superdelegates to the Republican National Convention all said they would support Romney. Falemao M. Pili, vice chairman of the local GOP and a delegate, says he believes Romney can fix the U.S. economy that extends to American Samoa. He says Romney can "turn this country around."
  • Romney Holds Modest Lead Over Santorum In Illinois [Romney 35%; Santorum 31%; Gingrich 12%]

    03/13/2012 9:54:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | March 13, 2012
    Romney Holds Modest Lead Over Santorum In Illinois 3/13/2012 (RTTNews) - Front-runner Mitt Romney has a narrow lead over Rick Santorum among likely voters in the upcoming Illinois primary, a new survey says. The survey, taken ahead of the March 20 vote, found the former Massachusetts governor slightly ahead of Santorum, 35 percent to 31 percent in Illinois, according to a Chicago Tribune/WGEN-TV poll. Trailing far behind the top two are former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at 12 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 7 percent. The poll also showed Romney doing well in Chicago's suburbs, where...
  • It’s Romney vs. Santorum as GOP race plods ahead, with Puerto Rico up next

    03/14/2012 3:46:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    The Washington Compost (Washington Post) ^ | 14 March 2012 | Associated Press
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The plodding Republican presidential nomination fight is grinding forward toward Puerto Rico — and a two-man race, with Rick Santorum ascendant and Mitt Romney vanquished in the Deep South. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the former Georgia lawmaker whose Southern strategy stalled, was all but relegated to an asterisk in the contest even as he vowed to stay in it. “Now is the time to pull together,” Santorum declared to conservatives in Lafayette, La., after winning Tuesday’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, urging the party’s faithful to unite behind him to beat Romney. “We are...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • Santorum Wins Alabama, NBC News Projects; Mississippi too Close to Call

    03/13/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/13/2012 | Chris Moody
    Rick Santorum has won the Republican primary in Alabama, NBC News is projecting with 31 percent of the vote reported. He leads Newt Gingrich in the state by 5 percentage points and Mitt Romney by 6 points. Early returns from urban areas that typically favor Romney, and are often slower to report their results, suggest the former Massachusetts governor cannot pick up enough ground to gain the lead later in the evening.
  • Tally: Conservative 5,062,383=60.2%; Romney 3,350,246=39.8% (Romney is a loser)

    03/13/2012 7:54:02 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/14/2012 | staff
    Romney 3,350,246 = 39.2% . . . Santorum/Gingrich/Paul 5,062,383 = 60.2% [Santorum 2,145,475 = 25.5% + Gingrich 1,988,300 = 23.6% + Paul 928,608 = 11%] . . . Total 8,412,629 = 100.0%
  • Southern sweep: Rick Santorum takes Mississippi and Alabama

    03/13/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/13/2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    <p>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.</p>
  • Drudge Hypes His Online Poll (Predicts Romney Wins in AL and MS)

    03/13/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 138 replies
  • March 13 Primary Thread -- Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

    03/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by j.argese · 879 replies
    Vanity | 3-13-2012 | j.argese
    Didn't see a thread
  • Santorum wins Alabama; Mississippi too close to call

    03/13/2012 7:19:12 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 55 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/13/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 9:55 p.m. -- Rick Santorum was projected to win the Alabama Republican primary as he, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were locked in a three-way battle to win Mississippi's primary. Mitt Romney was left looking to Mississippi to achieve a feat he hadn’t yet accomplished this cycle – win in one of the Republican Party’s conservative strongholds – as results from the twin primaries in GOP strongholds trickled in Tuesday evening. Almost two hours after polls closed, the race in Mississippi was too close to call. A week after Super Tuesday, the Alabama and Mississippi primaries could determine whether...
  • One in a series of vanities about what Newt needs to do to help Rick

    03/13/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT · by impimp · 46 replies ^ | 13 mar 2012 | impimp
    Conservatives had a good result tonight - I think they will get about 2/3 of the Alabama and Mississippi delegates. But it will soon be time for Newt to suspend his campaign and give Rick the momentum. I am giving Newt until 1 April to do this. I am still calm, but I plan on having an anxiety attack prior to 3 April if Newt is still in it. The winner-take-all states that day require Newt to depart. This is the best way to block Mittens, but it still won't give Rick half... But, and here is the kicker, I...
  • Santorum wins Mississippi, Alabama Republican primaries, Fox News projects

    03/13/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 181 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-13-12 | FOX News
    Rick Santorum is the winner of the Mississippi Republican presidential primary, Fox News projects. ORIGINAL STORY ... Rick Santorum has won the Alabama Republican presidential primary, Fox News projects, and is holding onto a narrow lead in Mississippi where the race is still too close to call. The victory in Alabama is a major boost for Santorum, a state in which he was
  • Romney Campaign: Gingrich Dropping Out Still Helps Us

    03/13/2012 11:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 03/13/2012 | Zeke Miller
    In an email to reporters today, the Romney campaign rejected Rick Santorum's assertion that he could force a convention fight and win in Tampa, calling it "pure fantasy, or vanity, or both."The Romney operation is growing increasingly confident with their chances — even if Newt Gingrich drops out of the race to back Santorum, arguing that because not all of Gingrich's support will go to Santorum it means there are more delegates for Romney to pick up.Below is the email from the campaign: Good morning-Today is another election day and yet another day that our opponents will be unable to...
  • Republicans Not Calling for Gingrich, Others to Drop Out

    03/13/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | 3-13-12 | Gallup
    More than half of Republicans nationwide (53%) say that all members of the current field of GOP presidential candidates should stay in the race until one clinches the nomination. About one-fifth (21%) say that Newt Gingrich should drop out, leaving Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum to compete for the nomination, while another fifth (20%) say all candidates but Romney should drop out, allowing Romney to focus on the general election campaign..... Some Santorum supporters have argued that Gingrich should drop out, saying that Santorum alone would have a better chance of consolidating the conservative GOP vote that has thus far...
  • Gingrich stays on, sets sights on Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, California

    03/13/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 34 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 01:02 PM ET, 03/13/2012 | Amy Gardner
    Birmingham, Ala. -- The question for Republican Newt Gingrich is not whether he will stay in the presidential race after Tuesday's primaries in Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii. The question is where he'll take the campaign next. The Gingrich campaign provided the latest answer, announcing plans to head to Illinois and Louisiana later this week even as most polls offered little certainty about how Tuesday's contests would turn out. Gingrich, a former House speaker who represented Georgia, had predicted victories in nearby Alabama and Mississippi. But more recently he and his advisers have revised expectations to say that even a "strong"...
  • Santorum Accuses Fox News Of Shilling For Romney, Is Called Out By Brian Kilmeade

    03/13/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 79 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 3/13/2012
    Rick Santorum is frustrated. He’s frustrated with the money Mitt Romney has been able to funnel into his campaign, and he’s royally fed up with what he views as the unofficial endorsement he’s received from Fox News. Of course, Santorum pointed out, it’s not as if any of this has been able to help Romney firmly connect with voters. Santorum expressed this frustration on Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade and Friends today, where he was challenged by host (and Fox & Friends co-host) Brian Kilmeade. The man has had a ten-to-one money advantage. He’s had all the organizational advantage. He has...
  • Mitt Romney effectively rules out Rick Santorum as running mate

    03/13/2012 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Chris Moody
    If Mitt Romney wins the Republican presidential nomination, he'll have many options for a running mate. His current rival Rick Santorum probably won't be one of them. Romney said as much Tuesday when Neil Cavuto asked him on Fox Business if he would choose a candidate to his right in order to win the election. "Well that would preclude, of course, Rick Santorum," Romney said. "Because I mean look at his record. I find it interesting that he continues to describe himself as the real conservative.
  • Santorum leads GOP candidates in La., exclusive WWL-TV poll shows [26% undecided - Mitt gets libs]

    03/13/2012 4:55:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    WWL-TV ^ | March 12, 2012 | Dennis Woltering
    NEW ORLEANS – A new, exclusive statewide poll of likely Republican voters in Louisiana conducted for WWL-TV shows voters favoring Rick Santorum, with the primary election two weeks away. The telephone poll of 515 likely Republican voters reveals Santorum leading the field, with just over 25 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney places second with just under 21 percent and is in a virtual tie with Newt Gingrich, who has almost 20 percent. Ron Paul is way behind, with less than 6 percent. Undecided gets the biggest score of all -- 26 percent. WWL-TV election analyst Greg Rigamer, whose firm,...
  • Santorum edging Romney, Gingrich in Louisiana

    03/13/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    With most eyes focused on Alabama and Mississippi in tonight’s contests, some may forget that another Deep South state goes to the polls next week. Louisiana will hold a binding primary on March 24th, which will be the last contest for ten days. Thus far, Rick Santorum has the edge in Louisiana, but the poll from WWL-TV and GCR shows Mitt Romney within the margin of error, followed closely by Newt Gingrich (via the Weekly Standard): A new, exclusive statewide poll of likely Republican voters in Louisiana conducted for WWL-TV shows voters favoring Rick Santorum, with the primary election two...
  • Santorum, Gingrich speak to packed house at Alabama Theatre

    03/12/2012 9:36:23 PM PDT · by red flanker · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Martin Swant
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ---Republican presidential primary candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, vying for the image of the most conservative candidate, spoke to a packed audience in downtown Birmingham tonight. The candidates, speaking at a forum at the Alabama Theatre sponsored by the Alabama GOP, both heavily criticized President Barack Obama while also critiquing the other candidates, even if it wasn't always by name. "You need to look to a leader that believes in you, and that's where I lie," Santorum said. The crowd was friendly to both candidates but seemed most warm to Gingrich, as was apparent by multiple cheers...
  • Alabama gov says he's voting for Santorum, not endorsing him (Retracts non-endorsement?)

    03/13/2012 9:31:58 AM PDT · by red flanker · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Breaking News ^ | March 13, 2012 | CNN
    (CNN) – Despite a statement from Rick Santorum's campaign touting Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's vote for the candidate, the governor's office said Tuesday that Bentley will not be publicly endorsing a candidate for the state's primary.
  • ABC Poll: Romney Beats Obama as President's Ratings Plunge

    03/12/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 10, 2012 | Newsmax
    President Barack Obama's approval rating has plunged below 50 percent, and Republican front-runner Mitt Romney would beat him if the election took place today, a poll showed Monday. The survey, by ABC News and The Washington Post, indicated that only 46 percent of Americans now approve of the way Obama is handling his job, and 50 percent disapprove as he took a hit from rising gas prices. The situation was a reversal from early February, when 50 percent approved of the president's performance and 46 percent disapproved. The survey was released as the battleground for the Republican presidential nomination moved...
  • Poll: Santorum Most Popular GOP Candidate, But Romney Expected to Win (CBS News/NY Times Poll)

    03/12/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/12/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A poll conducted last week among more than 1,000 Republican primary voters nationwide revealed that Rick Santorum is still the most popular GOP candidate. But most voters expect Mitt Romney to win anyway. The poll, a joint effort between CBS News and The New York Times, was conducted by phone from March 7-11, and 34 percent of respondents said they support Santorum, while 30 percent gave their backing to Romney. However, an overwhelming 73 percent admitted that the former Massachusetts governor is most likely to pick up the Republican presidential candidate nomination. A detailed analysis of the ongoing GOP race...
  • Sen. Graham: GOP Race is "Mathematically" Over

    03/12/2012 6:27:25 AM PDT · by redstateone · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | March 12, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that the Republican presidential race is "mathematically" over and that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is all but assured to be the GOP's nominee. "Mathematically, Rick would have to win 75 percent of what remains," Graham, a senior Republican who serves on various Senate committees, told ABC's "This Week" program...
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...
  • PPP POLL: ALABAMA ( ROM 31- Newt 30- San 29

    03/11/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 58 replies
    PPP ^ | 3-11-12 | PPP
    Wish we could give you some clarity in Alabama but...Romney 31, Gingrich 30, Santorum 29, Paul 8
  • ARG Poll- Mississippi (Rom 34% Newt 32%, San 22%)

    03/12/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT · by VinL · 36 replies
    ARG ^ | 3-12-12 | ARG
    Mitt Romney leads the Mississippi Republican presidential primary with 34%. Romney is followed by Newt Gingrich with 32%, Rick Santorum with 22%, and Ron Paul with 8%. In a similar survey conducted March 7-8, 2012, Gingrich was leading Romney 35% to 31%. Romney leads Gingrich 36% to 33% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Santorum with 23% and Paul with 5%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Gingrich and Romney lead with 25% each, followed by Paul with 24% and Santorum with 18%. Gingrich and Romney are tied at 33% each among likely Republican primary voters saying they will definitely vote in...
  • Conservative leaders 'all in' for Santorum (200 conservatives pledge to raise nearly $2M)

    03/11/2012 7:49:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/11/2012 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    A group of conservative leaders pledged to raise a combined $1.78 million for Rick Santorum's campaign and SuperPAC after meeting privately in Texas this weekend with the Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned. More than 200 conservatives from all over the country convened at the Houston Omni for a Friday fundraising reception for Santorum's campaign. They then met to plot strategy with the former senator Saturday morning, discussing how to overcome Mitt Romney's growing advantage in the GOP primary and fend off Newt Gingrich. "The message was, 'we're all in,'" said South Dakota businessman and conservative organizer Bob Fischer, one...
  • Santorum, Gingrich duke it out down south

    03/11/2012 7:33:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 11th, 2012 | Susan Ferrechio
    This week's Southern primaries are shaping up as make-or-break contests for Republican presidential contenders Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, who are battling to become the lone conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney. Gingrich, who won two Southern primaries but trailed Romney and Santorum in every other contest, knows the stakes could not be higher in Tuesday's primaries in Mississippi and Alabama. His own campaign aides acknowledge that the former House speaker must win both states to remain a credible contender. Gingrich is pouring every resource into Mississippi and Alabama and campaigning heavily in both states. He is particularly focused on...
  • Gingrich Predicts Victory In Alabama, Miss (Fox News Sunday-short title)

    03/11/2012 9:41:59 AM PDT · by VinL · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Sunday ^ | 3-11-12 | Transcript-
    ...WALLACE: The polls show a surprisingly close race Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. Question -- are you going to win them both? GINGRICH: I think we'll win both. We are campaigning very aggressively on both states. As almost everywhere, you start a little behind because of Romney's money and the length of time he's advertising. And as you campaign, you catch up with him pretty rapidly, and I think we're probably polling ahead in both states right now. We have great organizations in both states and in particular in Alabama where Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner has put together a...
  • Gingrich releases documentary-style ad "Rebuilding the America We Love"

    03/11/2012 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | March11, 2012 | Geneva Sands
    Campaign advertisements styled as mini-documentaries seem to be all the rage these days. Newt Gingrich released a 16-minute long video exploring his path from childhood to the presidential campaign trail, just days after President Obama's reelection team unveiled its own 17-minute documentary-style advertisement. Gingrich's short film chronicles his life from childhood, to his House speakership, to the present-day race for the White House. The video titled, "Rebuilding the America We Love," touts the former House Speaker's small-town roots, growing up in Pennsylvania, and features interviews with Gingrich, his wife Callista, daughters Kathy Lubbers and Jackie Cushman, as well as Deputy...
  • Contested GOP convention getting more likely?

    03/10/2012 8:48:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Nancy Cordes
    (CBS News) BILOXI, Miss. - The four main candidates for the Republican nomination for president say they're committed to staying in the race right up to the convention this August in Tampa, Fla. There's just one problem: If they do, it might turn out that no one gets the number of delegates needed to win the nomination outright. Stumping in Birmingham, Alabama, Mitt Romney continued his Southern charm offensive, celebrating an endorsement from the country band Alabama. "Wouldn't you love to hear them sing 'Sweet Home Alabama'? Wouldn't that be wonderful?" he asked a crowd at one campaign stop. In...
  • Santorum wins Kansas GOP caucuses, gains blunted by Romney's island victories

    03/10/2012 1:25:53 PM PST · by Mr. K · 105 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/12
  • Santorum Blasts Gingrich Over 'Romneycare'

    03/10/2012 7:48:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 235 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2012 | Chris Welch
    Santorum Blasts Gingrich Over 'Romneycare' Chris Welch Springfield, Missouri (CNN) – It's a common aspect of Republican Rick Santorum's stump: attacking Mitt Romney for creating - and then "recommending" - "Romneycare" to President Barack Obama. But Saturday, fresh off his projected win in the Kansas caucuses, Santorum added that GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich is "honestly not a whole lot better." "For 20 years when I was pushing medical savings accounts, he was pushing a federal mandate for health insurance," Santorum said. "And when 'Romneycare' passed, he sent out a glowing statement talking about how this wonderful bill had just...
  • Gingrich: I'm more Southern than Romney

    03/10/2012 10:47:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Sarah Huisenga
    ...."I have had grits before," he told a crowd at a Mobile cafe on Saturday morning, making a not-so-subtle knock on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's joking admission to an audience that he was starting to like the favorite Southern food. ....The former House Speaker contended that was evidence of a larger problem facing his rival: "I figure if you don't understand grits, there's a pretty high likelihood that you don't understand the rest of the South, either." ...."We have momentum, but we haven't won," he told a crowd at his second cafe stop of the day - Mama Lou's...
  • Rasmussen tracking poll puts Romney up 5, Santorum up 1 over Obama

    03/10/2012 10:22:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Rasmussen's daily tracking poll has good news for Republicans, and two of the Republican candidates. The ongoing daily survey of 500 likely voters shows Barack Obama's job approval at 44/54, the lowest since the end of December in this series, and both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have leads in head-to-head matchups: Looking at Tuesday’s upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will...
  • Romney, eyeing knockout, opens up 8-point lead in Mississippi poll

    03/09/2012 12:13:50 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 39 replies ^ | 03/09/12 01:14 PM ET | Justin Sink
    Mitt Romney might have drawn jeers for joking that he was embracing "grits" and saying "y'all" ahead of next Tuesday's Deep South primaries, but if his lead in Mississippi holds, Romney might be able to credit the Magnolia State with locking up his nomination. The former Massachusetts governor was the choice of 35 percent of likely Mississippi primary voters according to the latest Rasmussen poll, released Friday, good enough for an 8-point lead over Rick Santorum. The former Pennsylvania senator earned the support of 27 percent of voters, tied with Newt Gingrich for second place. Ron Paul rounded out the...
  • Newt Gingrich: Obama’s Goal Is ‘$8 or $9 a Gallon’ Gas (because Obama has said that's what he wants)

    03/09/2012 3:52:56 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    abc ^ | 3/4/2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich this morning chided the Obama administration, saying the president has “a goal getting us to pay European-level prices” for gas. “This president and his secretary of anti-energy, Dr. Chu, have as a goal getting us to pay European-level prices of $8 or $9. Dr. Chu was clear about that before he became secretary. He wants us to get to be a European-level price structure of $8 or $9 a gallon,” said Gingrich. “He said this week, in testifying in the House, he has ‘no intention of trying to lower the price of oil or the...
  • Rasmaussen- Alabama GOP Primary- Gingrich 30%, Santorum 29%, Romney 28%

    03/09/2012 7:53:55 AM PST · by VinL · 46 replies
    Rasmaussen | 3-9-12 | Rasumaussen
    Alabama Republicans are up to bat next, and right now it’s a near three-way tie going into next Tuesday’s primary. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Alabama finds Newt Gingrich barely ahead with 30% support to 29% for Rick Santorum and 28% for Mitt Romney. Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with seven percent (7%) of the vote. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports...
  • Rick Santorum’s delegate woes: Trying hard in some states; in others, not so much

    03/08/2012 10:46:35 PM PST · by Fred · 38 replies
    Wapo ^ | 030812 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rick Santorum won’t be winning any delegates in four of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts next month. But, at least in the 13th District, it won’t be because he didn’t try. Former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). (Julie Denesha/Getty Images)On Jan. 6, the state filing deadline, a Santorum volunteer had brought to the board of elections an envelope containing nominating petitions for a slate of three Santorum delegates in the 13th, the State Journal-Register reports. But the petitions were never submitted. A volunteer inadvertently failed to take them out of the envelope, the Journal Register reports, and the envelope wound up in...
  • RNC: Gingrich Leads Santorum in Primary Delegates

    03/08/2012 10:28:35 PM PST · by Fred · 108 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 030812 | NewsMax
    A new official delegate count being kept by the Republican National Committee reveals that Newt Gingrich has won more "bound" delegates in the presidential primary than Rick Santorum. Gingrich has won 107 delegates compared to Santorum's 95, according to the RNC's count, which was made after Super Tuesday. That effectively puts him in second place behind front-runner Mitt Romney. But the RNC does not count delegates from states like Iowa in its total, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses did not officially allocate any of the state's 28 delegates to the...
  • New poll of Alabama voters shows a tight GOP primary race

    03/08/2012 3:35:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    WRBL ^ | March 08, 2012 | Shannon Delcambre
    A new poll has been released Thursday showing how Alabamians may vote in next week's GOP Primary. The Capital Survey Research Center did a survey of 592 likely voters in Alabama from march 5-7, 2012. Among the results, 29.9% of voters would pick Mitt Romney, 24.7% of voters pick Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum gets 20.1%, and Ron Paul has 5.6% of those polled, with 19.8% of those polled don't know or had no reply.
  • Santorum and Freedom

    03/08/2012 8:18:12 AM PST · by Eva · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 8, 2012 | Daniel Henninger
    I went to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Monday to find out. Out of 1,189,530 votes cast the next day in bellwether Ohio, Mr. Santorum lost to Mitt Romney by only 10,288, at last count. He's doing something right, and what one learned in Cuyahoga Falls, an Akron suburb, is that it doesn't have much to do with the famous Santorum controversies over social issues. It's about ObamaCare. And it's about the idea of freedom. ....Rick Santorum should stay in the race, repeating from now till summer the perverse link between the ObamaCare mandate and the American idea of freedom. It looks...