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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Romney, Santorum take three states in Super Tuesday Gingrich Takes Georgia

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney extended his delegate lead in the Republican presidential race with early victories in three Super Tuesday states, giving him a measured dose of momentum as he tries to tighten his grip on the GOP nomination.

But in a continued sign of strong opposition to Romney in the GOP’s conservative base, he was unable to stop Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich from claiming Super Tuesday successes of their own.

Romney was triumphant in Massachusetts, where he served as governor, and also coasted to easy wins in Virginia and Vermont.

“I’m going to get this nomination,” Romney told supporters in Boston.

Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, won in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. All three states are Tea Party strongholds.

Gingrich, meantime, won a decisive victory in Georgia.

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