Rick Santorum Likes Louisiana’s Final Numbers

Rick Santorum Likes Louisiana’s Final Numbers
Rick Santorum is smiling again

Rick Santorum is smiling again. Photo is courtesy of Flickr: Santorum Faith, Family and Freedom Tour 016

Hi and here we are with the numbers that I’m sure Rick Santorum likes!

With 99% of the precincts reporting and a little over 182,000 votes tallied, Rick Santorum wins with 91,305 votes and 49% of the total.  Mitt Romney came in second, with 49,749 or 27%.  Newt Gingrich was next with 29,665 and 16% of the total votes. Ron Paul came in fourth with 11,460 and 6% of the total votes.

This time the tables were turned a little in that Rick Santorum outspent Mitt Romney in ads and campaigning in Louisiana.  Santorum’s Super Pac spent between $400,000 and $500,000 in this campaign and Mitt’s Super Pac only spent a little over $150,000.  Romney spent one day campaigning in Louisiana while Santorum spent the better part of an entire week barnstorming the entire state.

While this gave Santorum an impressive win (in terms of percentage of total vote), it did not give him a “huge” number of delegates right away.  These results gave 10 delegates to Santorum and 5 to Romney, with the rest of the 46 Louisiana delegates (31 of them) will be decided later at the state convention in June of 2012.

Right now, the delegate race still shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead, having 558 delegates assigned to him.  Rick Santorum is in second with 261 delegates.  Newt Gingrich is in third with 135 delegates and Ron Paul is in fourth with 71 delegates designated to him.

Santorum will need to “win” a little over 74% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination before the Republican convention in Tampa Bay, Florida.  Is that going to happen or has Romney already won the race for the nomination?  Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below and we’ll see you again real soon,

Stan W.

 

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