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  • Santorum wins Alabama; Mississippi too close to call

    03/13/2012 7:19:12 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 55 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/13/12 | Michael O'Brien
    Updated 9:55 p.m. -- Rick Santorum was projected to win the Alabama Republican primary as he, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were locked in a three-way battle to win Mississippi's primary. Mitt Romney was left looking to Mississippi to achieve a feat he hadn’t yet accomplished this cycle – win in one of the Republican Party’s conservative strongholds – as results from the twin primaries in GOP strongholds trickled in Tuesday evening. Almost two hours after polls closed, the race in Mississippi was too close to call. A week after Super Tuesday, the Alabama and Mississippi primaries could determine whether...
  • Live Election Results From Mississippi

    03/13/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2012 | ANON
    Republican Results Mar. 13, 2012| Polls Close: 8:00 pm ET County Results » Exit Poll » 7of 1,889Precincts Reporting | ★ = Projected Winner | Delegates = Estimated Delegate Count Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=MS#ixzz1p31az74e
  • March 13 Primary Thread -- Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

    03/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by j.argese · 879 replies
    Vanity | 3-13-2012 | j.argese
    Didn't see a thread
  • Santorum leads in two southern states

    03/13/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT · by docbnj · 49 replies · 1+ views
    With polls now closed in Mississippi and Alabama, exit polls show Romney with a slight lead in Mississippi and Santorum with a slight lead in Alabama as the race in both states remains too close to call.
  • Gingrich banks on wins in Alabama and Mississippi

    03/13/2012 12:05:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Google ^ | BETH FOUHY
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he'll campaign for president until the party's nominating convention in August, but his candidacy largely rests on the results of primaries Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. Asked by reporters how he felt about his chances, Gingrich said: "Pretty good." -snip- "The reason I stay in this race is it's about more than right versus left. It's about being smart, it's about understanding the modern world," he said. Gingrich planned to be in Illinois on Wednesday to campaign for the March 20 primary there. -snip- In an address Monday to a Republican presidential...
  • Pick Rick Santorum March 13th, Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

    03/13/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 36 replies
    Rick Santorum for President ^ | March 13, 2012 | Steelers6
    GOTV for Rick
  • National medical group cancels Mobile convention, cites immigration law

    03/13/2012 7:38:25 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 20 replies
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | 12 March 2012 | Robert McClendon
    <p>MOBILE, Alabama -- A national medical group that planned to hold a meeting in Mobile has withdrawn its reservation, citing HB56, Alabama’s controversial immigration law.</p> <p>Priscilla Noland, of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, confirmed the decision, but said she could not comment because the group’s membership had yet to be notified.</p>
  • Alabama gov says he's voting for Santorum, not endorsing him (Retracts non-endorsement?)

    03/13/2012 9:31:58 AM PDT · by red flanker · 12 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Breaking News ^ | March 13, 2012 | CNN
    (CNN) – Despite a statement from Rick Santorum's campaign touting Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's vote for the candidate, the governor's office said Tuesday that Bentley will not be publicly endorsing a candidate for the state's primary.
  • Alabama Gov. Bentley endorses Rick Santorum

    03/13/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 117 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-13-12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) voted Tuesday morning for Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator’s campaign announced via Twitter. “Honored to learn this morning on @rickandbubba that AL Gov. @GovernorBentley cast his vote for me and joined the fight!” @RickSantorum tweeted, referring to the popular “Rick and Bubba” radio show.
  • Gingrich Takes His Stand in Dixieland

    03/13/2012 7:59:22 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 82 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | Published March 13, 2012 | Chris Stirewalt
    Gingrich Takes His Stand in Dixieland "Both boys said a lot of things I agree with, but it's the way Newt said it that I think has me going with him…" -- Previously undecided Jefferson County, Ala. voter Obie Evans talking to the Birmingham News after hearing speeches by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a GOP forum. The current Republican nominating process has done serious damage to the old notions about “must-win” races and momentum. Fourth-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire? No problem. You can still win South Carolina by 12 points....
  • Prayer Thread For Our Country and Tomorrow's Voting

    03/13/2012 12:45:31 AM PDT · by Brad’s Gramma · 87 replies
    2-13-12 | Brad's Gramma
    Kids, it's time to get REAL serious with our prayers for tomorrow's voting. We all know what's at stake here. Obama the socialist, Romney with the socialist-light (cough) agenda. Our children, grandchildren, WWII vets and their wives...deserve better than what they're getting, or if this whole thing goes south, with what we're ALL going to get! There is SUCH a darkness hanging over this land. God Himself gave this to us and we've squandered it. I don't know if we've reached the point of no return with Him or not. All I ask is that we ALL get on our...
  • Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics

    03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Mitt Romney’s transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, ya’ll-uttering good ol’ boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics — skeptical Southern party officials and pundits. “If you’re going to pander, at least pander well, and this isn’t pandering well,” said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about. “People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks...
  • Santorum, Gingrich speak to packed house at Alabama Theatre

    03/12/2012 9:36:23 PM PDT · by red flanker · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Martin Swant
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ---Republican presidential primary candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, vying for the image of the most conservative candidate, spoke to a packed audience in downtown Birmingham tonight. The candidates, speaking at a forum at the Alabama Theatre sponsored by the Alabama GOP, both heavily criticized President Barack Obama while also critiquing the other candidates, even if it wasn't always by name. "You need to look to a leader that believes in you, and that's where I lie," Santorum said. The crowd was friendly to both candidates but seemed most warm to Gingrich, as was apparent by multiple cheers...
  • ALERT - 9:55pm on CSPAN - Alabama GOP Forum - Santorum, Gingrich COMPARE THEIR SPEECHES HERE

    03/12/2012 6:54:50 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 68 replies
    March 12, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    They are replaying the Alabama GOP Forum from earlier tonight on CSPAN at 9:55pm. Compare Santorum and Gingrich speeches here. Thanks for your review!
  • GOP bid down to Southern 'do or die' - Santorum, Gingrich face long odds with Tues. loss

    03/12/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/12/12 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Mississippi has not been "used to mattering" in presidential politics, according to one close observer. But on the heels of hosting 2008's most important presidential debate, along comes Tuesday's Republican presidential primary with the potential to alter the course of the 2012 race for the White House. Along with Alabama, Tuesday's primaries in the Deep South are "do or die" contests for both former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich and should shape the race as either a three-way long slog into summer or a two-person contest going forward. Few expect front-runner former Massachusetts...
  • AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN (Santorum and Newt only attending)

    03/12/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 441 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | March 12, 2012 | Staff
    Birmingham, AL - Monday, March 12, 2012 The Alabama Republican Party hosts a presidential candidate forum with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN. The Alabama Republican Primary is Tuesday, March 13. Fifty Republican delegates are at stake.
  • Obama’s Muslim, evolution is fake & Rush Limbaugh is great, Republican voters say in poll

    03/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Corky Siemaszko
    Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim. A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure. In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found. Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to...
  • Poll: Santorum and Romney Remain Tied

    03/12/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Elvina · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2012 | ALLISON KOPICKI
    The New York Times/CBS News poll showed Mr. Santorum commanding a lead over Mr. Romney among several important groups that he has done well with in a number of primaries thus far. Mr. Santorum leads among Tea Party supporters by 40 to 21 percent, conservatives by 43 to 24 percent and evangelical Christians by 47 to 22 percent. Mr. Romney continued to get support from moderate and nonevangelical voters and college graduates. Mr.Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.
  • Poll: Santorum up, but Romney likely GOP winner

    03/12/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jan Crawford
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The focus is on the deep South in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, with Mississippi and Alabama holding primaries Tuesday. In a CBS News-New York Times poll out Monday morning, GOP voters nationwide give Rick Santorum a four-point edge over Mitt Romney, 34 percent to 30 percent, with Newt Gingrich getting 13 percent and Ron Paul 8 percent. But 73 percent say they expect Romney will get the Republican nod. We all know about good ole Southern hospitality, but for Romney, the South has been a bit unfriendly. He may have just enough friends this...
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...