Santorum Wins Louisiana GOP Primary

From Politico's Ginger Gibson and MJ Lee:

Rick Santorum picked up another win on Saturday in Louisiana, but the victory won’t significantly change the delegate advantage held by Mitt Romney in the GOP nominating contest.

Santorum fell just short of winning 50 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting, beating Romney by more than 22 percentage points. Romney nabbed 27 percent of the vote.

Newt Gingrich finished third with about 16 percent, meaning he won’t win any delegates because of a 25- point threshold requirement for claiming them.

Santorum picked up only 10 delegates from the victory, with five going to Romney and five remaining unbound after Saturday’s vote. The Louisiana GOP will divide up the remaining 23 delegates through a caucus process in late April.

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published this page in In The News 2012-03-25 10:00:00 -0400
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