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Santorum Takes Kansas Caucus

Santorum Takes Kansas Caucus

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Rick Santorum easily won the Kansas Republican presidential caucus Saturday, with 51% of the vote to Mitt Romney's 21%, the Associated Press reports.

Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul received 14% and 13% respectively.

Santorum received 33 of Kansas's 40 delegates to the GOP nominating convention, but Romney, who did not campaign in the state, has a huge lead in delegates overall. He won the Wyoming caucus Saturday, taking at least six of the state's 12 delegates, as well as caucuses in the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

According to the AP, former Massachusetts governor Romney now has 453 delegates committed to him, more than the other candidates combined. Santorum has 217, Gingrich 107, and Paul 47. The candidates now look to Tuesday's primaries in Mississippi and Alabama.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.