Tuesday

Santorum sweeps South: wins Alabama and Mississippi

Rick Santorum won the Republican primary in Alabama and Mississippi, sweeping the two countries in one spectacular night, when the initial expectations for Mitt Romney in Mississippi.

"I mean first of all the people of Alabama, made a big difference," Santorum said of Lafayette, Louisiana, Mississippi before the results were clear. ". I do not think there are polls that show only near the Mississippi not win one, "he added - a true statement, although only a small handful of surveys conducted.

Before the election, four candidates spent time campaigning in the region. Santorum will minimize their chances of sweeping the night, such as those made in February in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, but said it was important to place to carry out.

"We come here and do it well," Santorum said during a stopover in Tuscaloosa, Monday.

In the last month, the money poured super PAC supports candidates in the same country. According to Bloomberg News analysis of marketing data, the group "were given 91 percent of the 5592 campaign ads aired on television stations in the two countries in the past month" supporting Romney ad is a "65 percent of all ads. "

The day before, the primary polls show tight races in Mississippi and Alabama. Sound policy of the actual average Gingrich clearly in Alabama led by one percentage point lower than that over Romney, with Santorum after only three percent. In Mississippi, the survey data are similar, but less so, with Gingrich leading Romney by two points and five Santorum by Public Policy Polling survey only.

Republicans in American Somoa, and Hawaii also choose today, but the outcome of the competition is not available for some time.

What will happen is-52 caucus delegates in Missouri - which Santorum won the so-called "beauty contest" election last month - followed by primaries in Puerto Rico, Illinois and Louisiana in the coming weeks.

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