Rick Santorum Sweeps Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota - Embarrasses Romney

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Mitt Romney took the most recent blow in the political battle brewing between him and fellow Republican Rick Santorum. On Tuesday a sizable portion of the Republican electorate in the states of Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado rejected Romney in favor of his competitor according to the Huffington Post.

“Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota,” Santorum announced at a St. Charles, Missouri rally where he captured 55 percent of the vote and Romney came in 3rd after Ron Paul. “Tonight was a victory for the voices of our party, conservative and Tea Party people.”

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Though this is by far the largest setback Romney has suffered yet, he remains in the best position to win the Republican Party nomination, mainly because he has the backing to withstand his opponents in a drawn out election. This does not mean that Romney’s opposition can’t still bring in the money needed to strengthen their campaigns, and this recent boost of confidence in Santorum is likely to do just that. One billionaire backing Santorum is investor and business man Foster Friess who has already contributed $331,000 to the campaign.

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Following Maine’s caucus this Saturday, there will be a lull that lasts until February 28th. This pause could provide time for Santorum to gain altitude and give Romney time to build and air a media war against Santorum. Regardless of what the quiet period means, it is apparent that Santorum refuses to go without a fight. “Ladies and gentleman, I don’t stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney,” Santorum broadcasted on Tuesday night. “I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.”

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