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Republican Candidates 2012 March
CNN projects a Romney victory in Wyoming caucuses Votes Delegates Mitt Romney 39%10 Rick Santorum 33% 9 Ron Paul of Texas 20% 6 Newt Gingrich 8% 1
Counting the results from Wyoming, CNN now estimates the following total delegate count: Romney: 181 (pledged, 158; unpledged, 23) Santorum: 61 (pledged, 60; unpledged, 1) Gingrich: 39 (pledged: 35; unpledged, 4) Paul: 33 (pledged: 33, unpledged, 0)
DNC attacks Romney over female health care
Poll: Republicans win enthusiasm contest
GOP spotlights president's 100th fundraiser
Savannah paper endorses Romney
Gingrich: 'I have to win Georgia'
Poll: Romney widens lead over Santorum
Voters Indicate Tight Race for Congress Republicans, Democrats each have the support of 47% of registered voters
Seattle Times supports Romney as ‘default choice’ ahead of caucuses
Virginia Poll: Romney way ahead but voters skeptical Romney 56%Paul 21% (Santorum & Gingrich are not on the ballot)
Ohio poll: All tied up in crucial Super Tuesday state Santorum35%Gingrich 17% Romney31%Paul12%
Gaffes keep Romney playing defense
Santorum lumps McCain, Dole, H.W. Bush into losing clan of GOP moderates
Ohio poll: Obama edging up but still under 50%
Romney ad goes on the attack in Ohio
Washington GOP chair predicts Romney, Paul win
CNN projects Romney will win Washington state caucuses
WA REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES March 3, 2012 Open caucuses: Any registered voter may participate in the GOP caucuses, but must sign a form stating they consider themselves to be Republican and that they will not participate in any other party's nominating caucus this year. 43 total delegates: 40 delegates tied to March 3 caucuses; 3 unpledged RNC delegates.
Republican Caucuses Results by County
Gingrich energy ad to air in post- Super Tuesday states
Poll: Gingrich ahead in Georgia by double-digit margin Newt Gingrich38%Rick Santorum22% Mitt Romney24%Ron Paul 3%
Romney, Santorum tied in Ohio Rick Santorum34%Newt Gingrich15% Mitt Romney32%Ron Paul13%
Barbara Bush robo calls for Romney
Romney gets backing from key Republicans
Poll: All tied up in Tennessee Rick Santorum35%Newt Gingrich20% Mitt Romney31%Ron Paul 9%
Former Bush A.G. Ashcroft backs Romney
New Ohio poll suggests Romney with momentum Mitt Romney34%Newt Gingrich15% Rick Santorum31%Ron Paul12%
Tea party not settled on any one candidate
Super PACs prepare for long haul
CNN Poll: Catholic support for Romney crucial in Ohio
Barbara Bush: This is the 'worst campaign I've ever seen'
Ohio ad breakdown shows negative ads dominant
Nate Silver: 538 Projections
3 things to watch on Super Tuesday Romney's big day. He's been the off-and-on frontrunner throughout the race, but a big Super Tuesday could begin an end game toward a sometimes hesitant base coalescing behind Romney. Turnout. It's the biggest dance yet for Republicans, so the number of people who show up at the polls could be an indication of how energized Republicans are now and what that might mean for the fall. Anyone leaving the race? No. Even if Romney doesn't win in Ohio and/or Tennessee, he'll be able to take the podium tonight and point to wins in other states. Expect Santorum to also declare victory and emphasize that he was outspent by Romney in the states he lost. Newt Gingrich will get a big win in Georgia, and is already looking ahead to next week's contests in Alabama and Mississippi. And Ron Paul could finally win his first contest in one of the caucus states.
Santorum wins North Dakota caucuses, CNN projects
Open caucuses: Open to any voting-aged individua l. 28 total delegates; all delegates tied to caucuses.
Romney wins Idaho caucuses, CNN projects
Romney wins Ohio primary, CNN projects
Palin votes for Gingrich
‘Joe the Plumber’ wins GOP primary in Ohio (9 th CD)
Romney wins Alaska caucuses, CNN projects
Closed caucuses: 27 total delegates. 24 delegates tied to March 6 caucuses; 3 Unpledged
No knockout blow for Romney: Romney wins 6 states, fails to blunt Santorum's conservative support
Romney wins 6 states, but Santorum draws conservative support
Loudly Catholic Santorum loses Ohio Catholics
5 things we learned from Super Tuesday 1. Palin leaves door ajar: Palin has been relatively quiet about her future political plans in recent months -- until Tuesday night when she wouldn't rule out a White House run or, gasp, agreeing to be an eleventh-hour consensus candidate if there is an open convention this summer in Tampa. 2. Obama's diversion: On a day Republicans were expected to dominate the political news cycle, Obama held a press conference. Do you remember him? He is the Democrat that one of these Republicans will face in November. Over the past year, Obama has held 100 fundraisers, and his campaign is using this fight for the GOP nomination to organize a general-election ground game. Obama certainly is not going to emerge from a divisive primary bruised, battered and broke. His GOP rival will.
5 things we learned from Super Tuesday 3. Santorum's "lack of" organization: While Santorum might have grass-roots support, he is being greatly hurt by not having a full campaign organization in place. Santorum is here -- a leading candidate for the GOP nomination -- yet his campaign has made some very costly mistakes. He ceded Virginia -- where he lives -- and its 46 delegates because he failed to qualify for the ballot. He lost the chance at picking up another 18 delegates in Ohio, because he failed to file full delegate slates. 4. Romney has an Appalachia problem: Romney, a Harvard-educated millionaire, had his first test among Appalachian voters this election cycle and he did not get a passing grade. In the hilly counties along the Ohio River in eastern Tennessee and in north Georgia -- culturally conservative locales where another Harvard grad named Barack Obama was viewed with deep skepticism in 2008 -- Romney lost badly to Santorum, and in some spots, to Gingrich. 5. Newt needs more than Georgia: After his humbling loss to Romney in Florida a month ago, Gingrich eagerly viewed Super Tuesday as the moment to revive his candidacy. His campaign figured it would score wins in delegate-rich conservative states like Georgia, Tennessee and Oklahoma, while also remaining competitive in Ohio. Instead, it won only Georgia -- Gingrich's home state.
Paul still winless after Super Tuesday
Poll: Romney holds big lead in New York, but running behind Obama