Live Blog: Caucus Results…Will Man on Dog Prevail?Posted: February 7, 2012 Filed under: 2012 primaries, Live Blog, Newt Gingrich, Republican presidential politics, the GOP, U.S. Politics | Tags: Caucuses, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum 38 Comments
What a day…one minute we are getting news that Karen Handel is now Quiterella II, Prop 8 gets voted down, Obama may cave to the Catholic Religious Right and Santorum may actually carry the three states having Primary Elections/Caucuses tonight.
Mitt Romney’s campaign sought to downplay the importance of three non-binding presidential contests Tuesday evening, as one of the former Massachusetts governor’s underdog challengers aimed to revive his flagging campaign through strong performances in several low-profile contests.
Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and Iowa caucus winner who has struggled to break through in national polls, hoped that by upsetting Romney and conservative challenger Newt Gingrich in one or more of the evening’s votes, he could emerge as Romney’s most formidable opponent on the right.
Romney is not looking to win big: Romney Camp Sets Expectations To Zero For Tuesday Contests | TPM2012
Tuesday night sees GOP caucus contests in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota. And it would seem the Romney campaign’s internal polling suggests things aren’t looking too great for the GOP frontrunner in any of them. His team is scrambling to submerge expectations to ocean-floor depths, sending out a memo downplaying the contests’ importance and stressing that the March 6 Super Tuesday states should be the real test of Romney’s momentum.
The polls in Missouri close at 8pm…Minnesota caucuses begin at that time so let’s just get down to the results.
Here are some sites where you can find the results…
H/T Boston Boomer for this link:
Here Come The Results GOP Candidates Tested In Three More States Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis | TPM
The remaining GOP presidential candidates face tests in three states tonight: Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota. Follow every twist and turn at TPMLiveWire.
Live blog of Tuesday’s GOP contests – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs
Seventy delegates are at stake in Tuesday’s Republican presidential contests, the largest haul to date in the race for the White House. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are vying for the delegates up for grabs in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses. No delegates are at stake in the non-binding Missouri primary.
You can follow election results on Twitter with hashtag: #cnnelections
This should get you caught up until now:
7:24 p.m. ET – Bachmann said the Minnesota caucuses “literally could go to any of the four candidates.”
And although she said she doesn’t regret dropping her White House bid, she did say, “I miss the debates most of all.”
7:21 p.m. ET – Former presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she did not participate in her state’s caucuses because she was doing her job in the House. She told @wolfblitzercnn she “would be if I could.”
7:17 p.m. ET – @stevebruskCNN: Where next? Romney campaigns (and raises $$) in Atlanta tomorrow. Gingrich tours Cleveland plant. Santorum holds events in Dallas area.
For the State of Colorado Republican Party Caucus Results
For the State Of Missouri | Election Night Reporting
Minnesota caucuses: results, visits and political geography – 2012 Campaign Republican Primary Tracker – The Washington Post – The Washington Post
Politics and Government – 2012 Presidential Watch – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com
We will keep things updated in the comments below, see you there.
I updated the post up top with the TPM link, they have the results of all three states updating here:
Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis | TPM
For the TPM individual state results:
Colorado Caucuses | TPM Election Results
Missouri Republican Presidential Primary | TPM Election Results
Minnesota Caucuses | TPM Election Results
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Thanks for posting this, Minx. I’m rooting for Santorum, just to cause trouble with the Repugs.
He is leading all three, per CNN.
Looks like Newt’s not doing that well.
CNN is projecting Santorum’s the winner in Missouri.
Santorum poised for breakthrough in three states’ contests – The Washington Post
CNN projects Santorum wins in MO.
Minnesota, with 9% of precincts reporting: Santorum 44%, Paul 26%, Romney 18%, Gingrich 12% — AP
TPM says Santorum is projected to win Minnesota.
Santorum seems to be winning in CO too.
so Howard Fineman on The Lawrence O’Donnell show is saying Romney’s numbers are low because he’s running such a negative campaign. Is it his bumbling campaigning & Newter’s baggage that turned all 3 states into Santorum wins? I never expected to see Santorum take the lead. This race just gets weirder & weirder.
Newt doesn’t have much of a chance outside the south. He’s not the type of politician people in the heartland like.
I just saw somewhere — oh, the LATimes, that was it — that the MO caucus organizers and some higher ups had a schedule mix-up. The binding primary will be a month from now, and this one is a “beauty contest.”
So, did the powers-that-be come up with that workaround quick, when they saw Santorum headed for a win? Or are they really less organized than a high school bake sale?
It has been a beauty contest for a long time. The party convention will decide the final delegate breakdown. But winning is still big for Santorum. He’s showing he can get votes in the state.
Both CNN and MSNBC seem to be pushing the Catholic Church’s line on birth control.
Women are going to get tossed under the bus again. Obama’s not stupid. He’s noticed that it doesn’t matter how many times he does it. Women stay all responsible and vote for him because the other guy will beat the kids up even worse.
If their polling showed that this kind of crap would make B0 lose, he’d pivot on a dime.
Axelrove was backstepping today too.
I noticed the same thing, BB. I had MSNBC on and there was a discussion of how the Catholic Church feels it’s been under attack for the last 20 years.
I was dumbstruck. Excuse me. The pedophile cases? Who and what has been under attack, not to mention the traditionally oppressive attitudes towards women. Peggy Noonan said the Dems and Far Left [I guess that refers to people like us, who happen to think contraception is a reasonable idea] have awoken a sleeping giant and this will cost Obama the election.
These people are delusional. 98% of Catholic women use contraception. How many families of a dozen or more do we see walking around? They provide contraception coverage through insurance packages offered at some of the Catholic Universities.
And Rick Santorum? If he were ever to get on the ballot, I would break my vow and vote against him.
Women and children are under attack.
I have been writing about this for tomorrow’s post…it really has pissed me off. (So I guess you can tell the morning reads are going to be testy.)
Have they called Colorado for Santorum yet?
Denver and Boulder haven’t been counted yet. But as they are reporting in … Romney’s pulling ahead. It seems that both Missouri and Minnesota were beauty contests. No delegates from either.
You knew it was coming. The Obama administration is looking for ways to compromise on the birth control decision.
Even tho many Catholic universities already cover contraception.
And the majority of Catholics support the birth control decison. But who cares about them. It’s the old white Bishops and Archbishops who count.
No surprise the KING of flip flops — flip flops again. I won’t vote for the bastard.
The misogynist in chief strikes again.
I hate to ask but why wouldn’t he compromise? He got absolutely no cover from any group for doing it when it blew up in his face. If he got cover for it, I must have missed it in the shit storm thrown up by the right and most of the media.
HE has no fucking right TO “compromise” — this point is non negotiable. The simple thing was that HIS secretary of Health and Human Services did the right thing. But basically HOW it was announced — was a set up for HIM to back down and do his flip floppity dance.
HE is a two faced monster who will never ever understand or get it. HE is a male and not to be trusted EVER. His wife is a worshiper of the patriarchy. And thus also an enemy and not to be trusted. SHE is already playing the race card — right on cue.
I’m voting for Roseann Barr — she’s way smarter than HE is.
Forthy wins 3 for 3. Not a great day for Willard.
Good. It means it will get uglier and more of their true nature will show.
I personally think it’s hilarious. Well, also maybe a little scary.
to be fair — icky Newtie needs to win the next three. There are 50 states so let’s have a three way tie of dumb, dumber and dumbest.
Imagine the blood letting (not real but in virtual reality) at the GOP convention. Gee no one needs to protest — just watching the cops drag out the fighting delegates.
Rape joke that is actually funny — except that only women may be able to understand the humor. Something that women are told repeatedly — don’t go in a dark alley by yourself. . . . . . . . .