Santorum Wins 3 State Caucuses

Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential hopeful, swept three Republican caucuses yesterday leading many to rethink who the top Republican candidate will be. Santorum won the caucuses in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.

According to a CNN article Santorum won Colorado with 40 percent of the vote. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney was a close second with 35 percent of the vote. Newt Gingrich fell behind with 13 percent and Ron Paul followed closely with 12 percent.

The Chicago Tribune reported that there was a low turnout in Missouri because the candidates spent little time campaigning in the state. Despite the low turnout rate Santorum won the state caucus with 55 percent of the vote.

What does this mean for Romney? He is entering the upcoming primaries and caucuses with better finances than his opponents, but “his front-runner’s label appears to have lost its shine,” reported The New York Times. Voters and political analysts will have to wait and see what the next round of caucuses reveal. The upcoming presidential election is shaping up to be a tough fight.

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