Rick Santorum Wins Colorado Minnesota Missouri: Delegates Chosen March-June

What a night for a most deserving, hard-working Rick Santorum who won the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and the Missouri primary. Whatever this means in the end, at this point, Santorum has won four states to Romney’s three and Gingrich’s one. Total delegate support from the three states for Santorum or the other Republican candidates will not be definite until June, but the process will begin in March. To have a chance at a chunk of those delegates, Santorum must continue his momentum through the ten-state Super Tuesday contests on March 6th with Primaries in Georgia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia; Caucuses: Alaska, Idaho and North Dakota. Remember that Santorum did not receive his full complement of delegates in Iowa due to ballot problems, Romney being declared the winner, and then a reversal of that announcement with Santorum coming out on top.

Minnesota Caucus:the caucus ballot was non-binding. Delegates will be chosen after district convention held April 14-21 and at the Minnesota Republican Convention on May 5th. Santorum won 44.8% of the vote, Paul 27.2%, Romney 16.9% and Gingrich 10.7%. Mitt Romney won Minnesota in 2008 with 41.4% of the vote over McCain’s 22%. Minnesota has 40 delegates.

None of Minnesota’s 40 delegates will be bound to any candidate as a result of the Feb. 7 precinct caucuses. The election of 24 delegates will take place at Congressional district conventions in mid-April. The state convention, which takes place May 4-5, may vote to bind 13 At Large delegates. The state’s three Republican National Committee members remaining as unpledged to any candidate. Source

 Missouri Primary: Awarding of delegates begins at precinct caucuses when delegates on March 17th and continues through district conventions and the Missouri Republican Convention on June 2nd. Santorum received 55.2% of the vote, Romney 25.3%, Paul 12.2%.  Santorum won every Missouri county. Due to an unsettled primary date, Gingrich was not on the Missouri ballot. Missouri has 52 delegates.

Colorado Caucus: Colorado delegates will awarded at county assemblies held on March 24 and March 28, and “allocated” at district conventions and the Colorado Republican Convention in mid-April.  Santorum won the state 40.2% to Romney’s 34.9%. Gingrich came in a distant 12.8%, Paul 11.8%. Mitt Romney easily carried Colorado in 2008. Colorado has 36 delegates.
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  • http://adayinthelifeofalemon.blogspot.com David Lemon

    I donated to Cain.. and haven’t wanted to donate again till now. I love Rick and as I watched him speak last, night the thought occurred to me, he’s young and has the passion to be a great candidate and a great President. Go Rick..!!!!

  • http://morewhat.com/w30/ Stanford Matthews

    The best thing to happen in the 2012 campaign to date.

  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com Reaganite Republican

    I say the same sort of things but you don’t see me running for president lol.

    To me Ricky is not qualified, has a mediocre record of achievement, and has had PLENTY of bad Big Gov ideas himself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8EbWALW3C0&feature=youtu.be)

    And Obama would thrash him- Santorum is simply too weak a horse to hook our wagon to. Of course I could vote for him, but I honestly don’t understand the focus on words rather than deeds by so many on the right-

    Newt won the first Congressional GOP majority in 50 years, forced a balanced budget down Clinton’s throat, introduced MAJOR welfare reform… and has pledged to move our embassy to Jerusalem while putting Iran back on it’s heels.

    And Santorum has done what, exactly? Give speeches?

  • http://morewhat.com/w30/ Stanford Matthews

    ‘Newt won the first Congressional GOP majority in 50 years, forced a balanced budget down Clinton’s throat, introduced MAJOR welfare reform… and has pledged to move our embassy to Jerusalem while putting Iran back on it’s heels.’

    Giving all the credit for a Republican majority to Newt ignores the work of the others involved. The same can be said for a balanced budget during the Clinton years. While Newt may have played a pivotal role in various accomplishments achieved by the GOP in the past Mr Santorum was not MIA. Rick Santorum at the very least was central to the advance of welfare reform. His support of Arlen Specter was designed to enable the confirmation of judges to SCOTUS who adhere to the Constitution.

    To demean Rick Santorum for his efforts echoes the criticism toward one Newt Gingrich for assailing other GOP candidates; a tactic Newt has since been reported to abandon.

    No matter who you prefer as the nominee for President in the GOP field of candidates bashing the others is counter-productive.