The Republicans running for President have spent weeks criticizing each other. Now they are starting to get hit hard by the White House as President Obama starts making more campaign stops. CBS’s Susan McGinnis reports.
BILOXI, Miss. - Even as he barnstorms Mississippi and Alabama with days packed full of meet-and-greets and rallies ahead of the two states’ primaries on Tuesday, Rick Santorum seems to be trying to lower expectations in the state by saying that his rivals have spent more time and money here. (Political Hotsheet report by Rebecca Kaplan)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won Wyoming’s county conventions in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported Saturday. (Political Hotsheet report by CBS’ orbett B. Daly)
Rick Santorum pulled out a victory in Saturday’s caucuses in Kansas, the Associated Press reports. The win gives the former Pennsylvania Senator his eighth victory in the Republican primary season and keeps his candidacy alive.
We’ll update our blog with the latest Super Tuesday results Wednesday morning. Polls closed a half hour ago in Alaska and we’re still waiting for results from Ohio, where it’s neck and neck between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Rick Santorum is projected to win the Oklahoma primary once all the votes are counted. Here is an interesting fact from CBS News’ exit polling:
85% of Oklahoma primary voters are Republicans. Rick Santorum won among this group with 39% of their vote. Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney tie for 2nd place, each with 26%.
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A rally for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was disrupted for 20 minutes on Sunday by Occupy Wall Street protestors chanting, “Get your hate out of our state,” and “Pro-life, pro-war, what are you fighting for?” (Political Hotsheet report by Rebecca Kaplan)
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Newt Gingrich is betting that his margin of victory in Georgia - the state he represented in Congress for 20 years - will be “much, much bigger” than Mitt Romney’s 3-percent win over Rick Santorum in Michigan, the state where the former Massachusetts governor grew up. (Political Hotsheet report by Sarah Huisenga, CBS News and National Journal)
(CBS News) BLUE ASH, Ohio - Rick Santorum on Saturday sharpened his attacks over Mitt Romney support for an individual insurance mandate, citing Romney’s support for an individual mandate in a 2009 USA Today op-ed to argue that the former Mass. governor is unqualified to take on President Obama over health care. (Political Hotsheet report by CBS News’ Rebecca Kaplan)
HAMILTON, Ohio - Newt Gingrich on Saturday used the flap over Rush Limbaugh’s controversial denunciations of birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke as a way to attack President Obama for acting “opportunistically” when he called the Georgetown University law student to express his disappointment over Limbaugh’s comments. (Political Hotsheet report by Sarah Huisenga, CBS News and National Journal)