As expected and as indicated by the cheering pattern at today’s Republican caucus, Kansas GOP voters heavily favored former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the race for a candidate to challenge President Obama.
Returns from 73 percent of Kansas precincts showed Santorum with 53 percent of the support, far outpacing Mitt Romney, who had 17 percent. Newt Gingrich had 16 percent and Ron Paul trailed with 13 percent, according to the Associated Press.
In Sedgwick County, Santorum beat his closest rival, Texas Rep. Paul, by more than two to one. He outpointed former Massachusetts Gov. Romney and former House Speaker Gingrich four to one.
Results for Kansas Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Mar 10, 2012 (88% of precincts reporting)
Rick Santorum 13,941 51.4%
Mitt Romney 5,663 20.9%
Newt Gingrich 3,885 14.3%
Ron Paul 3,393 12.5%
Other 224 0.8%
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