Santorum wins Kansas caucuses; Romney touts delegate gains
March 10th, 2012
07:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum wins Kansas caucuses; Romney touts delegate gains

(CNN) – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum cruised to victory in Saturday's Kansas caucuses, gathering momentum for two upcoming Southern primaries. But top rival Mitt Romney's campaign said the candidate won more delegates over the weekend, with the help of three other races and updated results in one state.

Santorum's victory in Kansas - which his top rivals essentially ceded - came on the heels of his three victories on Super Tuesday. His campaign said tea party loyalists and conservatives continue to rally around him.

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Filed under: 2012 • Kansas • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Namesatberry

    Willard intelligent,are you kidding.lmao

    March 10, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    Romney won only Lane county by 7 votes but he is a front runner give me break

    March 10, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Peace

    There is a huge difference between the winner of Kansas caucus (Santorum) and the so-called front-runner (Romney). This kind of results should worry GOP. Incase Romney is the nominee, people should not be surprised he might lose red states come the fall. If people are not willing to support him now, what will motivate them to do so in Nov!

    March 10, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. sbssue1

    Well, Santorum won Kansas..................shame on them! Romney needs to be the focus for the GOP ; thus, Santorum needs to drop out and quit wasting everyone's time and money. If Santorum wins the primary, Obama wins! Simple math!!!

    March 10, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    @ Jeff....
    sorry to break it to you but it's NOT the liberals that are concerned about Romney it appears to be the far right wing conservative base of your party that is. Plus if you really want to see a dismal record you should look at Newt's infomercial "When Mitt Romney came to town" one GOPer slamming another one breaking Reagan's famous 11th commandment.

    March 10, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  6. A Southern Lady - North Carolina

    I find it impossible to understand how any educated and intelligent women could possibly support Rick Santorum. His idea of a life for women is in the kitchen, uneducated, barefoot and pregnant. He lost his senate seat in Pennsylvania by a huge margin. This man must never be in a position to determine policy that relates to women.

    March 10, 2012 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  7. Skip

    Ssntorum, get away from Louisiana and Illinois. We don't want them there. We like Romney better.

    March 10, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  8. Tony

    Jeff,
    Every unelectable Republican takes turns stopping Romney. Democrats want to take the election seriously, but if Romney is the best Republicans can do, Obama should start planning for his second term.

    March 10, 2012 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    "If people are not willing to support him now, what will motivate them to do so in Nov!"

    They will be "motivated" by the usual GOBP fear, lies, hate and propaganda along with lots of hints about the color of the candidates.

    March 10, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  10. GOP = Greed Over People

    Regardless of which GOP candidate is pictured, the background crowd is over whelming white.

    It is apparent who the GOP wants to "take back their country" from now.

    March 10, 2012 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  11. Neshee

    Really? We're worried about what Kansas thinks?

    March 10, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. kitty stables

    Romney is a very smart man with business sense, Santorium is a broke candidate go figure , he tells the Bible Belt what they want to hear............why doesn't he have money? Vote Romney b/c he does know how to make it.......Will get this USA out of dept.

    March 10, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  13. GI Joe.

    Pope Rick.

    March 10, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  14. GI Joe.

    Anybody want a theocracy?

    March 10, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  15. Brian James

    Rick won the state and lost ground in the delegate race today . . . . seems to be a trend this week for him.

    March 10, 2012 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  16. diridi

    None of these four idiots are worth my time.........................

    March 11, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  17. Just Say No to Flipper

    "Vote Romney b/c he does know how to make it.......Will get this USA out of dept."

    More ridiculous LSD talking points manure with no basis in reality. Rmoney's tax plan will INCREASE the debt while rewarding his psychopathic 1% buddies with even MORE unfunded tax cuts. Truth: President Obama's plan reduces the debt, Rmoney's does not. And why is Rmoney pandering only to the 1% rather than the three quarters of Americans who want a millionaire tax?

    March 11, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  18. Anonymous

    Santorum wins Kansas and Mitt Romney takes credit. Typical right-wing talking point nonsense. No wonder the GOPers primary season might not produce a clear winner come convention time in Tampa.

    March 11, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  19. Ozzie

    Rick Santorum is filled with hate and internal conflicts. He is dangerous. Beware voters who feel that this man is worthy of public office.

    March 11, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
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