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ANALYSIS: Santorum relies on base for N.D. win

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney was well-prepared heading into Tuesday’s North Dakota Republican presidential caucus, but the chairman of UND’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration said a strong turnout of the conservative base ultimately helped Rick Santorum coast to a comfortable victory in the state. Continue Reading

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Santorum’s ND Win a Big Loss for Ron Paul

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota Republicans welcomed Ron Paul on Super Tuesday but have embraced Rick Santorum with 40 percent of the caucuses vote.
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Williston sees record turnout for Super Tuesday

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Super Tuesday drew a record crowd here following visits from two of the presidential candidates to the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

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Ron Paul Fails to Get 1st Win in ND Caucuses

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Ron Paul waited outside in chilly North Dakota for several minutes without a coat Tuesday, fully expecting a much warmer reception from caucus goers in a state he thought might provide his first victory in the Republican presidential race.
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Tight race in Ohio between Romney, Santorum

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Super Tuesday fight for the critical battleground state of Ohio was still too close to call as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Santorum failed to field a full slate of delegates in the Buckeye State, so it remains to be seen how many of the 63 Ohio delegates up for grabs he will take even if he wins the popular vote.
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Santorum takes North Dakota

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite a final in-person pitch from libertarian Ron Paul, it was former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum who took home the most votes in North Dakota’s statewide Republican caucuses. As of press time, 68 percent of the statewide districts had reported in incomplete and unofficial results.
With 32 of 47 legislative districts reporting, Santorum led with 37.7 percent of the statewide vote. Continue Reading

Romney takes 3 states, Santorum 2, Gingrich 1

March 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) Mitt Romney won three primaries, Rick Santorum countered coolly with a pair and the Republican rivals dueled for supremacy in Ohio on a Super Tuesday that stretched from one end of the country to the other in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation.
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Super Tuesday: All eyes on N.D.

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

GOP presidential caucus draws first-time participantsThe North Dakota Republican presidential caucus has typically attracted a big turnout in Grand Forks, but organizers expected an extra big turnout. The close race between Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, as well as recent visits to North Dakota by Romney, Santorum and Paul, seemed to have boosted the focus on the state during Super Tuesday, said local volunteer Bev Clayburgh said. Continue Reading

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Santorum Projected to Win ND Caucuses

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – Former Pennsylvania Representative Rick Santorum is projected by CNN to win the North Dakota Republican Caucuses with over 78 percent of the vote counted. Continue Reading

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Santorum Leading Early ND Vote Totals

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – Former Pennsylvania Representative Rick Santorum is leading the North Dakota GOP Caucuses in early voting.
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