Battle of addition: 165 days until GOP convention
March 15th, 2012
07:59 AM ET
11 years ago

Battle of addition: 165 days until GOP convention

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

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/14/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 498
- Rick Santorum: 239
- Newt Gingrich: 139
- Ron Paul: 69
- Unallocated: 3
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
Access the latest here.

Upcoming contests:
March 17
- Missouri county caucuses: 49 delegates at stake

On the trail Wednesday:
- Romney: New York City
- Santorum: Puerto Rico
- Gingrich: Barrington and Elgin and Lake in the Hills, Illinois
- Paul: Columbia, Missouri

Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Battle of Addition • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In Newt's battle to try to become significant, he has alienated the Kochs, Rove, and the leader of the GOP, Limbaugh.

    March 15, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. diridi

    I still think Mith may be front-runner, but hard to win with Obama. In fact any of these four do not win. In general none of the GOP win this time. o.k, They talk like children. No one is grown up in GOP. They need to know that world is changing. World is not revolving around America any more. But, we need to watch Oil speculators. I think, Oil prices are drama from GOP make-up. Nationalize Oil companies. Price drops. We have more Oil production, less consumption.

    March 15, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  3. Santorumhasnochance

    Rick Santorum is an arrogant fool who seems to care more about hurting Romney than beating Obama, which is what the focus has to be on.

    March 15, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    OK, GOPers. I tried ... I really, really tried to stay on top of your political party. The above picture of GOPer candidates says more than I ever could as to why you've all lost me - and I suspect millions of others - in this "voting" season of Republican lunacy.

    BTW: Good luck in the general election because where I am sitting it doesn't matter anymore who you "elect", your "party" is going to need all the luck it can muster (or bribe) just to get past go...

    March 15, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  5. Anantha

    Santorum has lost his mind and is very self centered. Mitt with 271 delegates in 2008 after the super tuesday dropped off when he ssaw his chances were a little bleak. He went on to campaign for McCain. Thats what a real person and real leadership is about. No wonder that there is no backing for Santorum and Newt.
    It is also pathetic for Santorum to play the grassroots campaign and have populist messages. Will have a tough time beating Barrack with that appeal

    March 15, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. Sniffit

    Two words: fuzzy math.

    Pathetic that CNN is covering the part of the story that involves states that are supposed to award their delegates proportionately refusing to do so and trying to give them all to Mittens.

    March 15, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  7. Sniffit


    That should have read "Pathetic that CNN is NOT covering"

    March 15, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  8. Dave

    Here is my question, If Newt & Ron drop out, where exactly do there delegates go?

    March 15, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  9. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    At the rate they are going it will be an open convention. Just what the Republicans need is an open, mudslinging contest on national TV right before trotting out whichever loser they end up picking. Is the DNC running the election for the Republicans? Or is it just the inmates taking over the asylum?

    March 15, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |