(CNN) – In the race to accumulate delegates to the GOP convention, Rick Santorum faces what could be a setback in Ohio.
Santorum, the former senator from neighboring Pennsylvania, has topped his rivals in several recent polls in this crucial primary state, but did not submit a full slate of delegates in nine of the state's 16 congressional districts. This campaign misstep leaves him unable to claim almost one third of the 63 delegates up for grabs in Ohio when the state joins nine others in holding contests on Super Tuesday.
(CNN) – Ahead of his state's GOP caucuses on Saturday, the Washington Republican Party chair on Friday predicted a win for either Mitt Romney or Ron Paul.
The turnout required for a win can be bolstered by a well-organized ground campaign, and Kirby Wilbur told CNN that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich "don't have the infrastructure, the ground game to follow up on turning the vote out."
Washington (CNN) - Democrats and Republicans accused each other of stymieing progress toward lower gas prices and energy independence in their weekly addresses Saturday.
"Americans are right to worry that no relief is in sight," Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington said for the Republicans. "The president, who campaigned on a promise to address rising gas prices, now talks as if they're largely beyond his control."