March 6th, 2012
06:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Super Tuesday 'win' could rest in Ohio, Tennessee

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Newt Gingrich will win the Georgia primary and Mitt Romney will win the Virginia and Vermont primaries, CNN projected Tuesday.

The first results from contests in 10 states that put 419 delegates up for grabs were expected, based on pre-primary polls that showed Gingrich with a big lead over Romney in Georgia and the fact that two rivals - Rick Santorum and Texas Rep. Ron Paul - weren't on the Virginia ballot.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    What does it say about the strength of Mitt Romney as a nominee when he has had so much trouble defeating a series of what are definitely inferior and blatantly flawed candidates? It tells me that he is almost as weak as the people that he has struggled to fend off.

    March 6, 2012 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    I'm looking forward to a Willard loss in Ohio and the south.

    March 6, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  3. diridi

    why big deal about Ohio. there are fifty states. None of these Clowns from Republican party are truly trustworthy. o.k, I am not kidding. true,

    March 6, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Ohio being next door to Santorums old state that fired him as their Senator means the folks in eastern Ohio are probably more familiar with him and his extremism. I don't expect him to do well in the Cleveland area. The Western part of the state could be a strong area for him as it is significantly more conservative than Eastern Ohio. I still see Mittens winning the bulk of delegates from that state. As far as Tennessee is concerned, the Knoxville area may surprisingly go for Newt, with Rick doing well in the Nashville area. The Western part of the state could be split between Paul and Romney.
    What it will come down to is Newt will get enough delegates in Georgia to keep his ego satisfied and himself convinced that he can win the Nomination. Paul will stay in the race regardless of the number of delegates he gets. Santorum will come in no better than 2nd in all the states and will declare himself the winner. Oh, and Romney will capture probably 2/3 of the total delegates awarded today and march on to inevitability.

    March 6, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    As crazy as Santorum is, I still think that Mittens is the most flawed candidate.

    March 6, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    To stop Romney we will vote for Rick Santorum

    March 6, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |