Santorum Takes Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado Caucuses

In the race to the White House, Rick Santorum made great progress last night as he won caucuses in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. In Minnesota, Santorum took home 44.8 percent of the vote, being trailed by Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich with 27 percent and 11 percent respectively.  On the day of the vote, Santorum told the people, “Minnesota, you don’t need to settle for second best. Pick the best.”

Even though the caucus in Missouri was not binding, Santorum won 55 percent of the vote.  His next leading competitor was Mitt Romney would took home less that half the votes that Santorum did, with only 25.3 percent.

In Colorado, the race was a little closer, however Santorum won with 40 percent of the votes, just 5 percent more than Romney.  The next challenge will be Maine on February 11.  While winning these caucuses certainly puts Santorum in a good place for racing against President Obama in November, he is still quite far from Romney. The states will make their final decisions during conventions in the coming months.

Election Central

Bloomberg

Denver Post

Info-graphic from The Wall Street Journal 

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