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Santorum now No. 2 in delegates race

Thu., Feb. 9, 2012, midnight

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigns Wednesday in Plano, Texas. (Associated Press)
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigns Wednesday in Plano, Texas. (Associated Press)

 Former Sen. Rick Santorum has surged into second place in the race for delegates with wins in Republican presidential caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota.

 Santorum picked up at least 55 delegates in Tuesday’s contests, including all the delegates at stake in Minnesota, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney got at least nine delegates. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were shut out.

 Overall, Romney has 112 delegates, including endorsements from members of the Republican National Committee who automatically attend the GOP convention and can support any candidate they choose. Santorum has 72 delegates, Gingrich has 32 and Paul has nine.

 The race for delegates is still in the early stages. It will take 1,144 delegates to win the GOP nomination.

Associated Press


 

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