Santorum's Super Tuesday surprise
March 7th, 2012
12:32 AM ET
11 years ago

Santorum's Super Tuesday surprise

Steubenville, Ohio (CNN) - Upending the conventional wisdom that he would have a tough night on Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum beat expectations with at least three victories.

The former Pennsylvania senator won Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. And in Ohio, Santorum lost by a slim margin in a race that came down to a difference of about 10,000 votes with 99.3% of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, according to the Ohio Secretary of State's unofficial tally.


Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Rick Santorum
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  1. Thomas

    Rick is our man ,
    He understands the hard working Coal mining Union Man.

    Back to the Future 2012

    March 7, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  2. Hilton Mahan

    Vote for Rick Santorum and take back our country from the Obama regime!!!

    March 7, 2012 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  3. Bill

    What a surprise, CNN and other left wing media tries to spin a Rick Santorum "Victory" from Super Tuesday. The guy took only three States while Romney took at least 5 and after Alaska is all said and done, he may well walk away with 6 out of 10 States. How can that be a surprise victory for Rick Santorum? Mitt Romney took more than half of the delegates, 200+ out of 400+ possible delegates. Look at the total delegate count after tonight. Mitt Romney has more than all the other three combined. If either Santorum or Gingrich still want to win the nomination, they will have to run the table on all the remaining States. Lets face reality folks, Republicans need to get around Romney and stop any further damage being done to Romney. I can understand the Democrats and the far left wanting to paint this otherwise so the race will continue, but the Republican voters need to realize that this primary need to end now and let Romney go up against Obama. He's the only chance you have in beating the President. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will lose in the general election and lose BIG.

    March 7, 2012 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  4. buddhabill

    This is starting to get a little creepy: I was all for Santorum forcing Romney way over to the right to get the nomination, but he only lost Ohio by 7k votes, and was outspent by a mile! The nutters voting for him seem to be, gulp, serious!

    I don't want Rick to win the nomination, at least not yet. I'd like to be able to count on the GOP for nominating more and more bat-guano crazy conservatives for as long as possible. They are so stuck on stoopid that they will keep pushing the party farther and farther to the right, where they can never win from.

    March 7, 2012 02:09 am at 2:09 am |