Rick Santorum gains traction by winning Louisiana vote
Sunday, March 25, 2012
United States presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won yesterday evening's . This win gives Santorum more leverage over fellow presidental hopeful Mitt Romney. To date, Santorum has 263 delegates, following behind Romney's 563 delegates.
Santorum has had success in the primaries in the South, winning primaries in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and now Louisiana. Political analysts and the press speculated that he would take Louisiana based on the conservative and religious voter base. Participating voters were polled as believing that Santorum was more conservative and moral than Romney.
- Elizabeth Hartfield. "Rick Santorum Wins Louisiana Primary, Continuing His Southern Sweep" — , March 24, 2012
- Michael A. Memoli. "Rick Santorum wins Louisiana primary" — , March 24, 2012