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Republican Colorado, Minnesota Caucus & Missouri Primary Results

By Andrew Moran     Feb 7, 2012 in Politics
Denver - It has been confirmed that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has completed the trifecta from Tuesday night’s two caucuses and one primary. Although the Republican contests were non-binding, Santorum will hold bragging rights for a while.
Nearly all of the precincts in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado have reported the numbers. After not winning a state since Iowa, former Senator Rick Santorum has gained momentum ahead of this month’s Maine caucus and the Arizona and Michigan primaries.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney did not carry any states, but came in second place in Missouri and Colorado. Meanwhile, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who has focused much of his campaign on caucus states, came in second in Minnesota, but was last in Colorado.
Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, polled in third or fourth.
For the Republican candidates, there are 37 delegates at stake in Minnesota’s open caucuses. Texas Congressman Ron Paul has spent some time in the state and has held a few rallies, which received quite a large number of supporters.
The state of Missouri is an open primary where any registered voter can cast a ballot, but there are no delegates to be won – the process of allocating its 52 delegates will be held at a caucus scheduled for Mar. 17. Although there are zero delegates in the state, whoever wins Missouri will have bragging rights. Gingrich is not on the ballot.
Results for the Colorado caucuses did not start to be published until 9 p.m. EST, which was when the caucuses actually began. The state of Colorado has 33 delegates at stake and they will be distributed proportionally.
It is important to note, though, that all of the contests are non-binding, at least according to Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer, who stated in an email to reporters: “For those of you covering the race for the GOP presidential nomination and writing about the current delegate count, please keep in mind that no delegates will be awarded tomorrow.”
Below are the specific numbers of three candidates in Missouri (99 percent reporting):
Ron Paul: 12 percent | 30,641 votes
Mitt Romney: 25 percent | 63,826 votes
Rick Santorum: 55 percent | 138,957 votes
Below are the specific numbers of the remaining four candidates in Minnesota (95 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 11 percent | 5,134 votes
Ron Paul: 27 percent | 13,030 votes
Mitt Romney: 17 percent | 8,096 votes
Rick Santorum: 45 percent | 21,436 votes
Below are the specific numbers of the remaining four candidates in Colorado (99 percent reporting):
Newt Gingrich: 13 percent | 8,394 votes
Ron Paul: 12 percent | 7,713 votes
Mitt Romney: 35 percent | 22,785 votes
Rick Santorum: 40 percent | 26,372 votes
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