Rick Santorum wins three state contests for PR momentum, but no delegates yet

From my Friend Andrew Malcolm

The good news for Rick Santorum is he won the Republican nominating contests in Missouri and Minnesota easily on Tuesday, plus a closer contest in Colorado, adding to doubts about the breadth of front-runner Mitt Romney’s support heading into the February voting lull.

In Colorado the pair battled neck-and-neck as results seeped in throughout the evening before the ex-senator pulled ahead to cap a 3-0 day.

The bad news for Rick Santorum is he got no delegates out of the Missouri beauty contest primary, where he better than doubled Romney’s vote total in a light turnout. Delegates will be apportioned elsewhere down the road.

The other bad news for Romney is he trailed even Ron Paul in Minnesota, where Santorum racked up 45%, Paul 27%, Romney 17% and Newt Gingrich 11%.

The good news for Paul was his strong showing there and running only a handful of votes behind Gingrich for third place in Colorado, which like Minnesota and Nevada last weekend had low turnout.

The good news for Gingrich was his absence. He spent Tuesday campaigning in Ohio far from his poor showings out West. Gingrich did not get on the Missouri ballot. He ran last in Minnesota and clung to third place in Colorado.

Read more Rick Santorum wins three state contests for PR momentum, but no delegates yet by Andrew Malcolm – Investors.com.

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