Battle of addition: 167 days until GOP convention
March 13th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Battle of addition: 167 days until GOP convention

(CNN) – Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/10/2012):
– Mitt Romney: 458
– Rick Santorum: 203
– Newt Gingrich: 118
– Ron Paul: 66
– Unallocated: 3
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
Access the latest here.

Upcoming contests:
March 13
– Alabama: 47 delegates at stake
– Mississippi: 37 delegates at stake
– Hawaii: 17 delegates at stake
– American Samoa: 9 delegates at stake

On the trail Tuesday:
– Romney: St. Louis and Liberty, Missouri
– Santorum: Lafayette, Louisiana
– Gingrich: Birmingham, Alabama.
– Paul: No public events.


Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Battle of Addition • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. diridi

    None of these are worth....GOP lost creditworthy in the Nation.

    March 13, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  2. Rae

    I read article after article on several news sites and there is one singular coherent theme from the GOP and the GOP bcandidates and D that is to " get Obama out of the White House" . That is the one and only plan . If one of them actually makes it, the song they will be singing next is "oh sh!t now what?" the GOP, sadly has lost my faith, COMPLETELY!

    March 13, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    -Paul: No public events. [ Today ]
    ----------------
    Here's why Ron Paul will not get much press coverage today. Ever since Paul walked on Gloria Borger, he has ignored the press when he can.

    March 13, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    There are 9 delegates for Samoa. These territories nearly add up to a small swing state.

    March 13, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Mittens has a whopping 40% of what he needs and it's mid-March. Even clean sweeps will not get him the nod until at least May and since that won't happen, it's gonna be down to the wire for Mr "I love grits" (in the south)......"I'm Mexican too" (in the southwest)......"I've driven a thresher" (in the midwest).

    March 13, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  6. Texas Doc

    Just looking at that lineup makes you wince. The factthat these are the GOP nominees for President of these United States is damn near treasonous. Really? That's the best we can do?

    March 13, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  7. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    The GOP is wasting their time. Romney doesn't care either because the day after Obama undoubtedly wins re-election, Romney will just return to one of his mansions and fall asleep on his pillow stuffed with thousands of dollars and life for him will return to normal. Let's be clear about why Romney is really running for President: because he is a bored millionaire and this is just a hobby to him – another quest for adventure and power. Willard doesn't care at all about America – he just wants to see if he can win at this little game called running for President because it's just something to do to kill time in his idyllic utopian world of care free living.

    March 13, 2012 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Keep the primary battle going all the way to the convention. Continue those negative PAC ads. Take the gloves off and hit each other with everything you have. This is great political Kabuki theater!

    March 13, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. Mikey

    You have got to love the spin coming from the Romney camp. They are saying that it's over because no one else can come up with 50% of the delegates – the math just doesn't work – and they're right. The problem is that it's the wrong question. Gingrich and Santorum don't need to get to 1,144; they just need to make sure Romney doesn't get there.

    Based on the numbers above, Romney still needs 686 delegates, 47.7% of the remaining delegates to be awarded. That might not happen. At that point, coming into the election with no winner – all bets are off. If Romney sounded worried yesterday, it is with good reason.

    March 13, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  10. Frank Chance

    Vote Romney if you want to get rid of Obama. Dragging this thing out until an August brokered convention hands Barack four more years on a silver platter. No one beats him but Mitt. You and everyone knows this. End it today.
    ROMNEY/RUBIO 2012 2016

    March 13, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  11. king

    What will transpire when these repubs are in office, will it be a fake economy, which had folks working and the country was virtually bankrupt. I don't care what the repubs say, this is the first time I've seen a stable economy, which has real money to back up its structure, unlike the repubs years of fakedum, building houses, factories and automobiles then had no money in the bank. then you wonder why they claimed they didn't see it coming when auditors check their vaults and it was empty. We don't need to go back to that world when every one does what they want to do for the Almighty dollar. These are the policies these repubs will bring back, with deregulation and taxes going to the rich, at the cost of the middle class and poor.

    March 13, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  12. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Doing some quick math, this means that 50.2% of the delegates are not supporting Mitt. If he keeps this pace up, he will go into the convention with a lot less than the 1144 he needs for a first-ballot sweep.

    March 13, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Jason in Katy

    Two words: Brokered Convention...

    March 13, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  14. LacrosseMom(real one)

    We have a theory, my husband and I, we believe that Newt & Ron Paul are staying in the race as spoilers. They are splitting the vote that would go to Santorum, so that Willard wins. If Newt & Paul dropped out their votes and most of their delegates would go to Santorum. The GOP establishment do not want Santorum as their nominee.

    March 13, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  15. LacrosseMom(real one)

    @Frank Chance, you poor delusional man. Americans will not vote for the GOP.

    March 13, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    LacrossemMom wrote:

    "....The GOP establishment do not want Santorum as their nominee.'
    ------------------–
    But, the majority of GOP voters do not want Romney as their nominee.

    March 13, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  17. Tom

    That Quixotic Quartet still out there singing their songs. Ron Paul could reduce it to a trio if he wants to staunch the bloodbath that Team Romney, Trump, and Huckabee are so worried about.

    March 13, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    You nailed it, Rudy. Even GOBP voters are smart enough to recognize another phony "conservative" when Rmoney spouts off all the usual 1%er neocon talking points.

    March 13, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |