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Live Blog: Santorum Wins Ala., Miss.; Romney Wins Hawaii, American Samoa

• http://www.npr.org, by Eyder Peralta
 

"We did it again," declared Rick Santorum during his victory speech in Lafayette, La.

Indeed, the former Pennsylvania senator swept the Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and once again threw Mitt Romney, who has from the very beginning been the presumptive nominee, on the defensive.

Of course, there are two other contests going this evening: Hawaii and American Samoa are holding caucuses, and if Romney takes both of those, he may very well end the night with the most delegates.

Still, Santorum was jubilant in his speech. Even though he was outspent massively in the two Deep South states, his campaign continues "defying the odds," he said.

"The time is now for conservatives to pull together," Santorum said. "The best way to win this election is to nominate a conservative to go up against Barack Obama, who can take him on every issue."

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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If this is true it amazes me and shows you how good Romney's people are the second time around...that the third place winner can get more delegates than the two clear front runners:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/03/romney_won_tuesday_delegate_ha.html

Also, here is Hawaii's count:

http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=HI


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