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Video: Rick Santorum Wins Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado

| by Michael Allen

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum won the Missouri primary, Colorado and Minnesota caucuses on Tuesday. The results sent shock waves into frontrunner Mitt Romney's camp.

According to CNN:

Santorum led in Minnesota with 45% support to 27% for Texas Rep. Ron Paul, 17% for Romney and 11% for Newt Gingrich, with 74% of the total counted.

With 99% of the Missouri vote counted, Santorum had 55% to 25% for Romney and 12% for Paul. Gingrich didn't make the ballot in Missouri.

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"Conservatism is alive and well in Missouri and Minnesota," Santorum told cheering supporters outside St. Louis, Missouri. Wearing a presidential suit instead of his trademark sweater vest, he boasted of his triumph over Romney, saying "we doubled him up" in both Missouri and Minnesota.

While Santorum was the favorite in Minnesota, his win in Colorado was an upset over Romney, who won the caucus in 2008 and was expected to win this year. Santorum won Colorado with 40.2% of the vote to Romney's 34.9%.

It's believed that evangelical votes in the Denver/Colorado Springs area helped Santorum, who was endorsed by Dr. James Dobson.

Republican State Chairman Ryan Call made the Colorado announcement on CNN (video below).