Battle of addition: 159 days until GOP convention
March 21st, 2012
08:00 AM ET
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Battle of addition: 159 days until GOP convention

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

GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/21/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 562
- Rick Santorum: 249
- Newt Gingrich: 137
- Ron Paul: 69
- Unallocated: 3
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
Access the latest here.

To see where the candidates are campaigning today, see below.

Upcoming contests:

March 24
–Louisiana primary: 46 delegates at stake

April 3
–Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., primaries

On the trail Wednesday:
- Romney: Arbutus, Maryland
- Santorum: Harvey, Mandeville, and Alexandria, Louisiana
- Gingrich: Pineville, Lake Charles, and Lafayette, Louisiana
- Paul: No events scheduled

Filed under: 2012 • CNN's Battle of Addition
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    So far, Mittens has spent of $100,000 for each delegate he may have won.

    March 21, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Off to Louisiana, where the red beans and dirty rice is just the right height.

    March 21, 2012 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  3. T'sah From Virginia

    What is wrong with Santorum's face???? It all seems as if they are "praying" and Santorum is not agreeing with the prayer... Jeez!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    March 21, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    "Paul: No events scheduled"

    Once again Ron Paul we will not be seeing any Ron Paul articles today.

    March 21, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Thanks for the countdown CNN. I wish I could sleep it off like Rip Van Winkle and wake up just in time to vote for the President in November. I can't believe these fools have been campaigning for as long as they have and we still have to endure 159 feakin' more days!!!!!

    March 21, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    "For the moment, both parties are waiting to see how the election plays out. As a consequence, no real reform is likely to pass both houses of Congress - no matter whose plan it is - until voters provide some clarity."
    Wait and let the voters speak, huh?. I guess that explains all of the Republican filibusters during the first two years of the Obama administration, which blocked the administration from carrying out the will of The People.

    March 21, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  7. rightytighty

    Photos above.., candidates reaction to this weeks top 10 questions:

    1) Do you think America's media is overtly bias?
    2) Has Obama done a good job?
    3) What is America's energy policy.
    4) What is going on in Afganistan?
    5) How will the military adjust to the Obama budget cuts?
    6) How high will gas prices go?
    7) How does more American oil bring down oil prices in a world market?
    8) Is Obamacare constitutial?
    9) Did Obama fullfill his promise on debt reduction?
    10) How did Obama get elected?

    March 21, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  8. GonzoinHouston

    When you have a close finish in the primaries, the real action shifts to the convention's rules debates. Delegates are only pledged to vote for their designated candidate on the first ballot. They are NOT required to follow anyone's direction in any rules votes. If Romney comes to the convention with barely enough to win, and someone can peel a few votes away from his bloc, then a rule could be passed that frees all delegates to vote as they please, regardless of their previous commitments. If that happens, all bets are off, and we have a contested convention.

    Now do you understand why the other guys are still hanging on?

    March 21, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. Expat American

    To CNN –
    Can we get a better photo for the convention countdown forum?
    This one that you keep using would serve better in a Dolcolax commercial.

    March 21, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  10. TPF

    Santorum is not needed nor wanted in the Great State of Louisiana! Save your money and go home.

    March 21, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |