After trailing Rick Santorum in the vote tally most of the night, Mitt Romney eked out a 1 % victory over Santorum in the Ohio GOP presidential primary last night.
In addition to Ohio, Romney won primaries in his home state of Massachusetts, Virginia where only Ron Paul was his only opponent, Alaska, Idaho and Vermont.
Santorum won in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. Newt Gingrich won in Georgia, the state he represented in Congress.
In the race for 1,144 delegates needed to secure the GOP presidential nomination, Romney leads with 415. Santorum has 176, Gingrich 105 and Paul 47.
The nominating March Madness now heads to Kansas where 40 delegates will be selected in a caucus on March 10, followed by primaries in Alabama (50 delegates) and Mississippi (40 delegates) and the Hawaii caucus (20 delegates) on the 13th. Missouri selects 52 delegates via caucus on March 17. The Puerto Rico primary (23 delegates) is on the 18th, Ilinois (69 delegates) in the 20th and Louisiana (46 delegates) on the 24th.Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 1144, 144, 144 delegates, Alabama, Alaska, delegates, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Ilinois, Kansas, Louisiana, March Madness, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Super Tuesday, Tenessee, Vermont, Virginia | 1 Comment »