Mar 13, 2012

News Alert: Santorum Wins Alabama Primary, According to Exit Polls

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The New York Times
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 -- 10:13 PM EDT
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Santorum Wins Alabama Primary, According to Exit Polls

Rick Santorum won the Alabama primary on Tuesday but remained locked in a tight race with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in Mississippi, according to preliminary exit polls.

The Republican race moves forward to Missouri on Saturday and Illinois next week as Mr. Santorum and Mr. Romney remain locked in a bitter fight for the right to lead their party's bid to take back the White House from President Obama.

Mr. Santorum's victory in Alabama was driven by support among voters who said they were "very conservative" and from evangelical Christians, who made up nearly 8 in 10 voters, according to exit poll returns.

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