Louisiana Primary: Rick Santorum Wins Louisiana Presidential Primary

By on Mar 25, 2012 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments
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Louisiana Presidential Primary Winner Rick Santorum
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Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican Presidential Primary on Saturday, March 24, 2012, according to reports by several international news sites.

The Louisiana primary victory of Santorum, a former Senator from Pennsylvania, has given his campaign a boost in his challenge to leading candidate Mitt Romney.

The Louisiana primary win by Santorum was earlier announced by The Associated Press based on early results and exit polls survey.

Santorum reportedly received majority of the votes from evangelical groups in this conservative Southern state. The result, according to reports, clearly showed the pattern in the presidential primary race of Santorum. Most evangelical states that include Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama earlier favored Santorum.

The victory however did not change the overall standings for the GOP nomination convention this summer. Santorum is still way behind front-runner Romney, who usually struggles in conservative states.

In a speech before his supporters at Green Bay, Wisconsin, Santorum said that “We’re still here. We’re still fighting. We still believe, as this race really shows.” He added that “I’m not running as a conservative candidate for president. I am the conservative candidate for president.”

With half of the precints counted, below is the percentage of votes received by the candidates during the Louisiana Presidential Primary.

  • Santorum, 49 percent
  • Romney, 26 percent
  • Newt Gingrich, 17 percent
  • Ron Paul, 6 percent

The Louisiana results has Romney leading the overall race with 563 delegates, Santorum with 271, Newt Gingrich with 135 and Ron Paul with 50.

On April 3, the states of Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia will be voting. A total of 95 delegates will be at stake from these three states.



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