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Santorum wins Kansas primary

2012-03-10 23:09

Washington - US Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum swept the Kansas caucuses on Saturday with 53% of the vote, giving him a boost going into crucial primary votes in the South next week.

With most of the votes counted, the conservative former senator from Pennsylvania was well ahead of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 17%, and former House of Representative Speaker Newt Gingrich with 15%, CNN said.

Texas congressman Ron Paul had 13%.

The win gives Santorum bragging rights ahead of the more contested races next week in Alabama and Mississippi, where with further victories he could solidify his status as the conservative alternative to front-runner Romney.

Winning Kansas' value "is in not dropping the ball", said Ruy Teixeira, political analyst at the liberal Center for American Progress.

Santorum visited the flat plains and rolling hills of Kansas more than any other candidate, appearing at rallies on Wednesday and Friday.

Comments
  • Jean - 2012-03-11 08:59

    Love American politics... Santorum is a far better choice than Romney (he's just another George Bush) but still think Obama is the best man for the job!

      Fred - 2012-03-11 09:06

      Romney is far from "another George Bush". He's Mormon for one, a very wealthy businessman for another, and more moderate. Personally, however, I wouldn't vote for him.

      Jean - 2012-03-11 10:23

      Have you heard the things he has said, he contradicts himself on almost everything... For a Mormon guy he sure sounds like a corrupt liar.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwrB1vu74c&feature=related

      DSBennie - 2012-03-12 07:52

      Well anyone who thinks Obama is the best man for the job is to delusional to know the difference between Romney and Bush

  • DSBennie - 2012-03-12 07:51

    Should also point out that Romney and Gingrich did not even campaign in Kansas

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