Santorum sweeps 3 Republican caucuses

Rick Santorum swept the Republican caucuses yesterday, with victories in Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri. These close victories placed Santorum above tough competitors Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, as results show that Santorum led Romney by a mere 5.3% in Colorado. According to FOX News, these victories raise doubts and stifle previous progress that Romney has made in states such as Florida and Nevada.

According to CNN, Santorum told a crowd in Missouri, “I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.”

Santorum made it a point to contrast his politics with Romney’s, calling Romney’s political positions extremely similar to those of Barack Obama. Santorum also referenced a comment that Romney made concerning his campaign and its unconcern with the poor.

“I care about the very rich and the poor…I care about 100 percent of America,” Santorum told supporters, according to NBC.

As the night wound to a close, reporters questioned Romney as to why he had previously felt confident that he would finish first in Colorado.

“This was a good night for Rick Santorum,” Romney told reporters as he watched himself fall short in all 3 states.

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