Surprising pollsters who had him in third place, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum won the nomination for the Republican candidate for the presidency in the Alabama and Mississippi primary elections Tuesday night. Gingrich finished close on Santorum's heels in second, and Romney -- who outspent both Gingrich and Santorum in both states -- came in third. Romney won the Hawaii and American Samoa caucuses, and still picked up the most delegates last night.
Many pundits Tuesday night said the GOP primary is now a "two-man race" -- Romney vs. Santorum -- but last night, Gingrich told Fox News that he does not intend to quit.
The Huffington Post reported last night that a senior Santorum advisor said that the campaign "campaign likes the idea of Rick Santorum and Gingrich running on the same ticket for the presidency and vice presidency."
Looking ahead, next week's Illinois primary looks to be a close race.The March 13 primary in tweets
Nice to see Alabama on the map without tornados being involved. #ALPrimary
Wild ride continues on & on. At this rate, we, Republicans, are going to have to be surgically extricated from the roller coaster seat
Oh mitt, I think there's a bit of cheesy grits on your face #ALprimary
Ladies of the South ... Santorum? Really ?
I think we can safely surmise that Southerners DO NOT LIKE MITT
Altruistic, Optimistic, Mystic and Holistic “@mollyesque: Republicans continue to punish Romney. Are they sadistic? Masochistic? Both?”
She asked me "Are the ladies on CNN handed a script?" "How do they know all of this stuff?" My response OMG Mother you can't be serious!
Somewhere Obama is smiling
MT @postpolls Santo won 61% of "moral character" voters in AL & 51% of those wanting "a true conservative." Together those > electability
How about this...Santorum/Newt form a ticket and we put Ron Paul in charge of the fed. K? #tcot
i'm pleased that conservatives have refused to be forced to support a candidate just b/c establishment likes him. #santorum
RT @frothyrix: Thank you Mississippi and Alabama! You are exactly what Santorum's America will look like!
Gingrich calls Romney the media's hand picked candidate.... That must be news to Romney and the media
Another example of why I am a Rasmussen skeptic. Rt @daveweigel Rasmussen had Romney winning Mississippi by 8.
I just said 'hallelujah!' and one of my kids said 'Mom, we don't even LIVE in Hawaii' #nonbelievers
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