Politics

Santorum Wins Kansas




Rick Santorum has won the Kansas primary, taking about 51 percent of the vote for a 30-point win over second-place Mitt Romney.  Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were all but tied with 14 and 13 percent, respectively.

 

Santorum’s win was good enough to claim at least 32 of the 40 Kansas delegates.  The Romney campaign did not make a strong effort in the state, but it was busy out among the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, where Romney picked up at least 23 delegates, balancing out some of Santorum’s gains in Kansas.

 

Romney was also projected to emerge as the overall winner of the Wyoming caucuses, with 29 delegates parceled out between the candidates over a protracted contest that began several days ago.

 

Santorum spoke about his Kansas victory during a campaign stop in Springfield, Missouri:

 

 

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