Official Colorado results are in
February 8th, 2012
01:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Official Colorado results are in

(CNN) – The Colorado Republican Party certified the results of the state's Tuesday caucuses, announcing Rick Santorum won with over 40% of the vote.

With 100% of the precincts reporting, Santorum captured 40.31% of the vote, followed by Mitt Romney with 34.85%, Newt Gingrich with 12.79% and Ron Paul with 11.75%.

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Colorado Republican Chair Ryan Call declared Santorum the winner live on CNN early Tuesday morning. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, also won Tuesday contests in Minnesota and Missouri.

However, fewer Centennial State residents, at 66,027, voted in the caucuses than in 2008, when over 70,000 Republicans cast ballots.

"Last night, Colorado Republicans took an enthusiastic first step in nominating our candidate to defeat Barack Obama in November," Call said in a statement. "I congratulate Senator Rick Santorum on his victory and I'm confident that no matter who our eventual nominee is, Colorado will do its part this November to elect a Republican President."

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soundoff (17 Responses)

    It's official. Willard got spanked in a battleground state. I thought he was the supposed "frontrunner."

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    February 8, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Yet, another ringer thrown by the Republican establishment.

    February 8, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. anagram_kid

    From the article, “"Last night, Colorado Republicans took an enthusiastic first step in nominating our candidate to defeat Barack Obama in November.”
    It must be nice to be a political part that does not place any value on solutions or the ability to have a plan with realistic measurable goals and contingencies. Nope, all that matters is winning an election. Then just dust off the failed policies of Reagan/Bush I/Chaney (Bush II) and when the economy sinks again blame President Obama. Good luck with that.
    Obama 2012

    February 8, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Last night CNN faster than Ap, good job CNN

    Compare 2008 low turn out in 2012 and Romney lost 26% thanks to Tea party

    February 8, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. Luke

    Who would ever vote for Newt the Grinch leader of the Immoral Minority when he failed to get on the ballot where he lives. Why is he still running.

    February 8, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. DIANA

    Will the Donald take credit for these Romney loses like he did when he won Nevada?

    February 8, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Diana

    With less than 2 percent of the voting-age population going to the polls and no delegates, does it really matter?
    What a joke!

    February 8, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. NVa Native

    So does Romoney have to send his secret service staff to Satanorum?
    Total chaos ....let the clown car roll on big mama!!

    February 8, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    hmmm now i'm concerned! this thing could drag on forever!
    Don't worry. Be happy. "Dooo, DOO, doo.....Dooo, DOO, doo" Yah, mahn.

    February 8, 2012 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. v_mag

    Looking at Sanitarium, I now understand why a lot of folks are afraid of clowns.

    February 8, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  11. v_mag

    Truthiness: WE HAVE TO BEAT OBAMA! we can go back to the tragic Bush era, shovel some more money to the rich, start a few more wars, and complete the destruction of America, rather than sticking with a guy who's making things better?

    Hey, Truth, try to say something nice about Bush. Explain to me why you liked him, or disavow him. Attacks on Obama have little relevance when it was Bush who crashed the economy, and yet Repugs implicitly support Bush policies.

    February 8, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  12. Katie

    OBAMA 2012!

    February 8, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. Data Driven

    Well, Mr. Call, given the anemic turnout, I'd say that Colorado will not do their part to elect a Republican President.

    The Republicans require a candidate, first.

    February 8, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Yupper. The Republican establishment rolled a 300 last night. R-Money is doomed.

    February 8, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. Larry in Houston

    a 3 state tri-fecta – WoW !!
    sounds like he's the flavor of the month.
    Vote DEMOCRAT 2012

    February 8, 2012 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. FIELD1stSGT

    "Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
    the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
    its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
    - Winston Churchill

    These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read: Unfortunately, most voters don't know this.

    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

    2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them; and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

    February 8, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. Texas Doc

    Google Santorum! You will be glad you did.

    February 8, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |