“Super Tuesday” results in victories, uncertainties for Romney and Santorum

Ten states held Republican Presidential caucuses or primaries on March 6 in the electoral tradition of “Super Tuesday.” Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, won four states decisively, while Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania, won three. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, won his home state of Georgia.

The most nerve-racking race of the evening was in Ohio, which is considered a major bellwether state by many political analysts. No Republican has won the presidency without Ohio in the general election. At approximately 8:45 a.m. EST, CNN called the primary for Romney. His margin of victory was 12,360 votes.

Currently, Romney has 404 delegates, Santorum has 165, and Gingrich has 106. To qualify for the Republican nomination in the general election, a candidate must earn 1,144.