2012 Republican Primary

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The 2012 Republican Primary were won by Mitt Romney. They are the Republican Party's primary to decide who will run against Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Currently, there are four candidates in the running: RINO Mitt Romney, family values conservative Rick Santorum, conservative Newt Gingrich and libertarian Ron Paul. For sometime Romney was ahead in the polls, but many Republicans hoped a more conservative candidate would gain the nomination causing Newt to gain the lead briefly, but then Santorum surged. Ultimately, the goal of the Republicans in 2012 is to defeat President Barack Obama which will take a strong conservative candidate. See: Presidential Election 2012.

Quotes

Sarah Palin:It is quite volatile. Lots of fluidity, and that is the nature of competition which makes all of these candidates so much better. [2] Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2012/02/22/palin-optimistic-about-volatile-gop-race-competition-makes-everybody-better#ixzz1nGfXzkOw

Results

The following is a list of the Republican Primaries for the Presidential Election 2012 with results.[1].

Important days include:

  • Super Tuesday: March 6th, with 10 states and 437 delegates.
  • April 3rd, with 4 states and 253 delegates
  • April 24th, with 5 states and 231 delegates
  • June 5th, with 5 states and 299 delegates

1,144 delegates are needed to win.

State Date Delegates Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul
TOTAL 2,286 87 32 35 13
Iowa Jan 3 28 6 0 6 0
New Hampshire Jan 10 12* 7 0 0 3
South Carolina Jan 21 25* 2 23 0 0
Florida Jan 31 50* 50 0 0 0
Nevada Feb 4 28 12 4 2 3
Minnesota Feb 7 40 2 1 13 4
Colorado Feb 7 36 6 2 12 1
Maine Feb 11 24 - - - -
Michigan Feb 28 30* 13 - 13 -
Arizona Feb 28 29 29 - - -
Washington Mar 3 43 - - - -
Georgia Mar 6 76 - - - -
Ohio Mar 6 66 - - - -
Tennessee Mar 6 58 - - - -
Virginia Mar 6 49 - - - -
Oklahoma Mar 6 43 - - - -
Massachusetts Mar 6 41 - - - -
Idaho Mar 6 32 - - - -
North Dakota Mar 6 28 - - - -
Alaska Mar 6 27 - - - -
Vermont Mar 6 17 - - - -
Kansas Mar 10 40 - - - -
Wyoming Mar 10 29 - - - -
Virgin Islands Mar 10 9 - - - -
Alabama Mar 13 50 - - - -
Mississippi Mar 13 40 - - - -
Hawaii Mar 13 20 - - - -
American Samoa Mar 13 9 - - - -
Missouri Mar 17 52 - - - -
Puerto Rico Mar 18 23 - - - -
Illinois Mar 20 69 - - - -
Louisiana Mar 24 46 - - - -
Texas Apr 3 155 - - - -
Wisconsin Apr 3 42 - - - -
Maryland Apr 3 37 - - - -
District of Columbia Apr 3 19 - - - -
New York Apr 24 95 - - - -
Pennsylvania Apr 24 72 - - - -
Connecticut Apr 24 28 - - - -
Rhode Island Apr 24 19 - - - -
Delaware Apr 24 17 - - - -
North Carolina May 8 55 - - - -
Indiana May 8 46 - - - -
West Virginia May 8 31 - - - -
Nebraska May 15 35 - - - -
Oregon May 15 28 - - - -
Kentucky May 22 45 - - - -
Arkansas May 22 36 - - - -
California Jun 5 172 - - - -
New Jersey Jun 5 50 - - - -
South Dakota Jun 5 28 - - - -
Montana Jun 5 26 - - - -
New Mexico Jun 5 23 - - - -
Utah Jun 26 40 - - - -

* States have been penalized half their delegates.

See Also

References and notes

  1. Real Clear Politics [1]