Race Goes On For Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum’s victories in Tennessee, North Dakota and Oklahoma — and a nail-biting loss to Mitt Romney in Ohio — mean the already-prolonged GOP dogfight is far from over, pundits told the Herald.

Santorum kept it close in Ohio, preventing a potentially catastrophic Romney landslide in the battleground state, despite what his supporters called a well-organized, heavily financed Romney machine.

Santorum needed something to celebrate after two big losses last week in Michigan and Arizona, which effectively zapped his onetime front-runner status.

But GOP strategist Ford O’Connell said Santorum continues to suffer from a stubborn Newt Gingrich, who’s peeling off conservative votes otherwise headed for Santorum.

“As long as Gingrich is in the race, that benefits Romney,” O’Connell said.

Read more from Chris Cassidy at the Boston Herald

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published this page in In The News 2012-03-07 16:00:00 -0500
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