(CNN) – Rick Santorum will win Tuesday’s Alabama primary in the Republican presidential race, CNN projects based on exit polls.
(CNN) - Voters in four states cast ballot Tuesday for the Republican presidential nomination, with Rick Santorum winning the largest contests in Alabama and Mississippi. The four Republican presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Sen. Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas battled for 110 total delegates in Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa.
11:51 p.m. ET - @crowleyCNN: Mothership is full of chatter that GOP headed for brokered convention. I'm not there yet.
11:50 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Newt adviser floats me idea of a Santorum-Gingrich ticket: "Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would be a powerful team against Barack Obama."
11:48 p.m. ET - @stevebruskCNN: Latest CNN delegate estimate: Romney 480, Santorum 234, Gingrich 139, Paul 66
(CNN) - The Republican presidential candidates' campaigns were downplaying expectations as Alabama and Mississippi voted Tuesday - an indication of how tight the two primaries are and the importance of momentum on the long road to the GOP convention.
Polls released Monday showed a virtual dead heat between front-runner Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with Rick Santorum running eight to 10 points behind.FULL STORY
Gardendale, Alabama (CNN) - Faith, gas prices, and electability. Those are three of the issues very much on the minds of some voters in this town about ten miles north of Birmingham.
"Evangelical issues, social issues, were most important to us, but also beating Obama, that definitely matters as well," Alan and Kim Jerkins told CNN, as they left a polling station at the Gardendale Civic Center. The married couple had just voted in the state's Republican presidential primary. They said they cast ballots for former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who has strong support with many social conservative voters.
(CNN) – Despite a statement from Rick Santorum's campaign touting Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's vote for the candidate, the governor's office said Tuesday that Bentley will not be publicly endorsing a candidate for the state's primary.
A Republican congressman said on the "Rick and Bubba" radio show Tuesday morning that Bentley had voted for Santorum.
Update: An earlier version of this story said the governor had endorsed the candidate, but Bentley insists his vote for the candidate is not an endorsement.
(CNN) - Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama cast his vote for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Tuesday in the state's primary.
Bentley's choice was announced on the nationally syndicated radio program, "The Rick and Bubba Show," by Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt.
Mobile, Alabama (CNN) - Morning in Mobile dawned dark and stormy Monday, but a thunderstorm hovering over his outdoor event did not dampen Mitt Romney's air of confidence.
The GOP candidate, who has added additional events in Alabama and Mississippi over the past several days, sounded an optimistic note about the results of those state's Tuesday contests.
(CNN) – One day before Alabama holds a Republican primary, a new poll in the state indicates former House Speaker Newt Gingrich narrowly edging out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the top spot in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
According to a survey by American Research Group released Monday, 34% of likely Republican primary voters in Alabama say they are backing Gingrich, with 31% saying they are supporting Romney. Gingrich's three-point margin is within the poll's sampling error, meaning the race is basically all tied up. Twenty-four percent say they back former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, with 6% supporting Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and 7% undecided.
Dothan, Alabama (CNN) – Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time.
The Republican presidential candidate doesn't have as much money to spend on television advertising as his counterparts, but Gingrich is devoting considerable resources to maximize his online presence.FULL STORY
Meridian, Mississippi (CNN) – Newt Gingrich ramped up criticism of Rick Santorum Friday as he stakes his White House hopes on southern primary victories in Alabama and Mississippi next week.
Ripping a page from Mitt Romney's campaign playbook, Gingrich aides are working aggressively behind the scenes to tear apart Santorum's record, while on the stump Gingrich directs his criticism at President Barack Obama.