(CNN) - Rick Santorum's convincing win in Louisiana's GOP primary does little to change the delegate math that has rival Mitt Romney with a more than 2-to-1 lead, raising questions about whether he can generate broader appeal to win the nomination.
Santorum told supporters after Saturday's win in Louisiana that the race was far from over, recalling the naysayers who said Ronald Reagan was too conservative to win the nomination.
(CNN) - Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:
GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/25/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 568
- Rick Santorum: 261
- Newt Gingrich: 137
- Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
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(CNN) – As the delegate count has become increasingly stacked against Newt Gingrich, the candidate has stood by his pledge to carry the fight to the Republican convention this summer, or at least until a GOP nominee is determined.
But after the former House speaker’s third place finish in Louisiana on Saturday, one amongst his slate of possible delegates called him a “one trick pony in the South.”