Rick Santorum won all three elections Tuesday night — the non-binding Missouri primary and the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses, according to results posted by CNN, MSNBC and The Associated Press.
Missouri's primary was relegated to "beauty contest" status because the state legislature failed to move a Feb. 7 primary date that violated Republican party rules that prohibit most states from holding primaries before March, The Washington Post
reports. Instead, the party set a caucus for March and, to avoid being penalized, made it so Tuesday’s primary had no bearing on the state’s delegates.
Rick Santorum: 45%
Ron Paul: 27%
Mitt Romney: 17%
Newt Gingrich: 11%
(Gingrich was not on the ballot):
Rick Santorum: 55%
Mitt Romney: 25%
Ron Paul: 12%
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