Santorum Wins Mississippi and Alabama Primaries

Rick Santorum is the winner of the Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.

LISTEN to Rick Santorum address his supporters at his headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana:

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Newt Gingrich came in second place in Mississippi and Alabama, with Mitt Romney finishing in third. Ron Paul came in fourth in both states.

What does Newt Gingrich do now that he didn’t win first place in two southern primaries?

FOX News Radio’s Eben Brown reports from Birmingham, Alabama:

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Newt Gingrich is going to press on with his fight for the Republican presidential nomination. He walks away from Alabama and Mississippi with second place to Rick Santorum, but beating Mitt Romney…

(Gingrich) “The elite media’s effort to convince the nation that Mitt Romney is inevitable just collapsed (cheers).”

And that’s good enough for many of his supporters…

(Gingrich supporter) “The main this is that Mitt didn’t get it. He’s just too liberal for me.”

Gingrich will get some delegates from these two contests, but his loss to Santorum shows Conservative Southerners feel they have more than one choice.

In Birmingham, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio

There were 47 Republican National Convention delegates at stake in Alabama, and another 37 in Mississippi up for grabs.

Hawaii and American Samoa also held GOP caucuses Tuesday. Mitt Romney came away with first place victories in both.

 

 




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