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RNCís delegate count shows Gingrich ahead of Santorum (Stand down, Rick!)
WashTimes ^ | 3-8-12 | Dinan

Posted on 03/08/2012 5:47:11 PM PST by VinL

Rick Santorum may have won more primaries but the Republican National Committee's current delegate count shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has more bound delegates than Mr. Santorum in the race for the party's presidential nomination.

Frontrunner Mitt Romney has earned 339 delegates to the August nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., or more than the rest of the field combined, according to a chart the RNC sent to its members on Thursday.

Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum's 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Winning the nomination will take 1,144 delegates.

Press reports have put Mr. Santorum in second place based on projections about how delegates will be allocated in some of the caucus states where voters have cast their ballots, but where the actual delegates won't be decided until later, at county, district and state conventions.

Delegates have yet to be fully awarded in Iowa, Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Washington. Mr. Santorum won the first four of those contests, while Mr. Romney won the other two.

Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich are battling to be the conservative alternative to Mr. Romney in the race, and Mr. Santorum says his victories in seven primaries and caucuses gives him a leg up.

Mr. Gingrich, meanwhile, has won just two primaries — Georgia and South Carolina. But both those states bind nearly all their delegates to support the Primary winner.

Meanwhile Mr. Santorum has notched close wins in places such as Oklahoma, where he collected 14 delegates for his victory. But the Sooner State awards its delegates proportionately and so Mr. Romney and Mr. Gingrich earned 13 delegates each, making Mr. Santorum's victory gains him almost no ground on his rivals.

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Time to take another one for the team, Rick. Should have honorably withdrawn after Fla-but hey, better late than never. -:)

Newt will rise again.

1 posted on 03/08/2012 5:47:16 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

I didn’t see this coming :)


2 posted on 03/08/2012 5:49:09 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL
Was this a dream Newt had while he was napping?
3 posted on 03/08/2012 5:51:17 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: VinL

Glad this is seeing the light of day. Lots of “unbound” delegates so far in these primaries.

This race is still on. Go Newt!


4 posted on 03/08/2012 5:51:59 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: VinL
Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum's 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Oh yeah.

5 posted on 03/08/2012 5:53:04 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: trappedincanuckistan

You’re not a visionary. -:)


6 posted on 03/08/2012 5:53:31 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
Newt won his home state, so Santorum should drop out.

Got it.

7 posted on 03/08/2012 5:53:34 PM PST by skeeter
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Why would Rick stand down when he’s the one winning. Part of Newt’s delegates were before his decline and then there was his home state. If Rick were to “stand down” at this point, Mittens would run away with it

Let’s be real here.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 5:53:53 PM PST by Kenny
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Where will the family value voters go if Rick exits???

Santorum has won states in the South, the Rockies, the Plains and the Midwest. So far Newt has had success only in the South.

If anybody is to drop out it should be Newt.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 5:55:50 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: VinL

Newt probably saw it coming.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 5:56:42 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Kenny; skeeter

Should Rick pack it in if he loses Pa????


11 posted on 03/08/2012 5:56:50 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
I didn’t see this coming :)


Newt did win the total delegate count for the states of Oklahoma, Tennessee and Georgia where he did bulk of his campaigning. A fact that is lost or ignored by many here.

12 posted on 03/08/2012 5:57:19 PM PST by Red Steel
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Wow. 7 states for Rick and 2 states for Newt (home state and state next to home state). Neither one should leave.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 5:57:29 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: VinL
Rick should pack it in if it becomes clear he cannot win.

Newt should pack it in if it becomes clear he cannot win.

14 posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:00 PM PST by skeeter
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Where will the family value voters go if Rick exits???
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Church???? -:)


15 posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:41 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Red Steel

Nobody is ignoring the fact that Newt won his home state.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 5:59:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: VinL

Nice spin. Just because the delegates haven’t officially been awarded yet from the above mentioned states Rick won, that doesn’t mean they are not going to him. This is some more wishful thinking by the Newt people. I can find almost no other people using this scenario on where the race stands right now.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 5:59:29 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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Best Santorum keep running ~ that way the Church and Choir types will not abandon voting in the primaries. Newt can continue to pull down the Fiscal Conservatives.

That leaves Romney with the "haters".

18 posted on 03/08/2012 5:59:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Red Steel; VinL

UNTRUE! UNTRUE! UNTRUE!

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/delegates

Dream On!


19 posted on 03/08/2012 6:00:23 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Glenn

Was this a dream Newt had while he was napping?
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Newt doesn’t dream when he sleeps- he has visions for America.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 6:01:04 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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